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MFYC Welcomes Kristin Parson as YPQI Information Specialist

Kristin Parson has joined the Division of Community Engagement as the YPQI information specialist for the Mary and Frances Youth Center. She contributes to the implementation of the Youth Program Quality Interventionprogram through data management and analysis.

"As Richmond YPQI continues to expand to serve more youth-serving organizations, so has our need to build capacity and grow our staff,” said Tina Carter, director of the MFYC. “We could not be more thrilled to have Kristin in this new role, one that merges her experience with education and data. Her knowledge and love of data will help guide the program's growth to the next level."

After navigating the private sector as a financial analyst for several years, Parson followed her passion for education by completing EducateVA’s Career Switcher Program—a statewide initiative to address shortages in Virginia's public schools. With an endorsement in English, she went on to teach in both Richmond City and Henrico County Public Schools. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history from Mary Washington College.

“Richmond has so much to offer culturally, and it is here that I've had the opportunity to work with such incredible young people and education professionals,” Parson said. “I'm most excited about working to better the Richmond community - I like the idea of giving back to the city that has given so much to me over the last six years.”

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