Consuela Greene is a facilitative leader, activist, capacity builder, minister, and researcher focusing on positive outcomes for youth and families.
At Root Cause, Consuela works with early childhood and education social service providers and intermediaries in North and South Carolina. Her consulting and coaching empowers them to build capacity and improve program quality in service to youth and families.
Consuela began her career as a research assistant at the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Social Policy, where she led local studies and co-authored publications related to program evaluation and community research. Consuela has also been a Family and Community Engagement Specialist and a Manager of Extended Learning and Services at Boston Public Schools; a Director of Training and Partnerships at the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy; and Senior Director of Program Impact at YouthBuild USA, where she oversaw the organization’s Department of Labor technical assistance contract, including the direct supervision of a team of coaches working with more than 150 YouthBuild programs around the country.
Consuela’s focus on lifting up and centering youth and families as experts in their own lives is informed by her personal journey and her unwavering commitment to equity and social justice. Consuela is a founding member of the national #NoTeenShame Collaborative, focused on improving policy and eradicating stigma that negatively impacts young parents’ access to quality healthcare, education, and community support – especially young parents of color. In addition, Consuela is a Minister at Myrtle Baptist Church.