The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), Baltimore, has promoted Towson resident Kara Brown to program director. She previously served as program manager.
As program director, Brown oversees program growth and strategic planning, teacher support, professional development and student business plan development.
She began her career with NFTE three years ago as a Certified Entrepreneurship Teacher in Los Angeles, where she taught national finalists and was awarded numerous national honors and grants for implementing youth entrepreneurship programs.
Prior to joining NFTE, Brown worked in international economic development through microfinance, helping with economic deterrence of human trafficking through entrepreneurship and small business start-ups.
Brown holds a Master of Science in international relations from Bond University in Australia and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Grand Valley State University.
"Kara Brown's experience as a NFTE teacher and administrator serves the students and teachers in Baltimore extremely well," said Andy Hubner, executive director. "Students are fortunte to have Kara's expertise in business plan development, and teachers have an advocate in someone who has taught NFTE classes and knows the classroom experience inside and out."
NFTE is an international nonprofit based in New York that provides entrepreneurship programs to inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, recognize business opportunities and plan for successful futures. The organization's Baltimore office has educated 10,000 students since its founding in 2002. For more information, visit nfte.com.