Renata Cobbs-Fletcher is the Assistant Deputy Secretary for Integration & Impact at American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a non-profit Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace and humanitarian service. Prior to accepting this position, Renata held various positions in organizations with social justice missions. Between 2011 and 2012, she was the Principal Consultant at Social Design Solutions, LLC., in Philadelphia, PA. Between 2003 and 2011, she was the Vice President for Youth Connections and Reentry/Program Effectiveness at Public/Private Ventures, a national nonprofit research organization that works to improve the lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty communities by making social programs more effective in Philadelphia, PA. Between 2000 and 2003, she was the Executive Director at Leadership Education & Athletics in Partnership (LEAP), an academic and social enrichment program for children and youth, ages 5 to 23 located in New Haven, CT.
In 2011, Ms. Cobbs-Fletcher received the The Ann Nolan Reese NPL/NGO Leadership Scholarship from the University of Pennsylvania, School for Social Policy & Practice. Her work on mentoring ex-prisoners and getting previously incarcerated individuals back to work been published in the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, The Huffington Post, and Public/Private Ventures.
Ms. Cobbs-Fletcher received her B.A. from Spelman College, as Cum Laude, and received her M.S. from the School for Social Policy & Practice, in the Leadership for Social Change Program.