Breechaye Milburn, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund
Breechaye joined Wellspring in fall 2018 with a passion for improving outcomes for marginalized youth and extensive knowledge on issues affecting low-income children and families. She currently serves as a Program Associate for the Racial Justice Program after transitioning from Wellspring’s Children’s Economic Security Program. Prior to Wellspring, her roles as a Nutrition Science Instructor at Real Food for Kids Montgomery (2017- 2018), and a Social Work Intern at DC Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Administration (2017- 2018), allowed her to gain experience in the field developing weekly nutrition science curricula and collaborating with community-based organizations to pilot programs for transition-aged youth. Her research experience includes conducting studies for the Black Families Research Group, at the University of Maryland’s Department of Family Science and the Child Stress and Emotions Lab. Breechaye’s dedication to the community is evident in her role as Ambassador for the International Service Learning Program to Cape Town, South Africa, Howard University (2018), in addition to her membership in the Alternative Breaks Program to Los Andes Guatemala, (2016) and UM Success(2014) at the University of Maryland. Breechaye received her BA in Psychology from the University of Maryland. She has also received her Master’s in Social Work, Macro Practice, with high honors from Howard University.