Young People For • United States
Christin “Cici” Battle is the Director of People For the American Way Foundation’s Young People For, a national leadership development organization for college-aged folks. Hailing from Miami, Florida, by way of Denver, Colorado, Battle is a youth engagement expert and women and girls advocate that has developed and directed youth programs in local, state and international spaces. Battle is the first Director of Young People For who has also previously participated in the Young People For fellowship program. Most recently, Battle served as a professor of Leadership Development at SENA Cali, Colombia where she created and implemented the college’s first leadership development curriculum. She also created the Florida Youth Commission—the youth-led body that advises the governor’s cabinet on all youth-related issues. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a certificate in leadership development and a master’s degree in higher education policy from Florida International University. In 2014, she was awarded the Florida Gubernatorial Program Public Service Award and is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.