Director of Community Health Corps
Nneka Carter-Young joined Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation as Executive Director of the Community Health Corps (CHC) in May 2023. The CHC is a resource navigation program that assists vulnerable and disconnected Detroit residents with obtaining the resources needed to become basic needs secure, improve quality of life and scale economic mobility.
She was previously the Executive Director of the Manchester Development Authority, where she focused on creating economic opportunities to improve the quality of life for residents. She also served as the Assistant Dean of Students and Career Center Coordinator at Point University, a Christian school located in West Point, GA. She managed multiple City of Atlanta Center of Hope Recreation Centers, an initiative of Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. She served eight years as an Executive Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta. She is a former National Trainer Associate for Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
Nneka Carter-Young was born and raised on the Eastside of Detroit. She is a well-known business coach who has helped many companies develop their brand, expand their reach and increase their profits. She also has been instrumental in startups and organizational development and systems. Ms. Carter-Young has a B.S. in Organizational Communications from Wilberforce University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
While living in Atlanta, Carter Young enjoyed helping to make her community a better place by serving as a board member for the Pine Mountain Regional Library System, Community Action For Improvement (CAFI), Meriwether County Recreation Advisory Board (Chair), The President Theatre (Vice-Chair), Three Rivers Regional Commission Youth Workforce Development Board, Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, and a founding board member for Sankofa Collegiate Preparatory Academy.
Ms. Carter-Young is a champion for women and girl’s programs; she served as an Executive Board Member of WEOP, The Women Economic Opportunity Project, A graduate of the White House Project, a women’s political empowerment program geared to get more women to run for public office. And a Girl Scout Leader and trainer for over fifteen years.
Carter Young is a widow of a former Marine; is the mother of three, loves all high adventure activities and reading novels.