Danielle Brown, MA
Partnership Director | 810.232.2009

Danielle Brown is the Partnership Director for the Flint and Genesee Literacy Network (FGLN). Born and raised in Flint, MI, her greatest interest is supporting parents as empowered leaders of their family.

Ms. Brown graduated from Flint Northern High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UM-Flint and a Master of Arts in Family Studies from Michigan State University. Her professional career predominantly has been in the field of Human Services in positions that serve families who have troubled teens, incarcerated parents, workforce barriers, health disparities, and overall literacy barriers.

Supporting the implementation of two-generation programming that moves families from poverty to self-sufficiency is an approach that Ms. Brown believes is beneficial and effective. This work creates an opportunity for building skills and relationships with parents.

Jessica Kitchner, MPA
Operations Manager || 810.232.4397

Jessica Kitchner is the Operations Manager for the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network. Prior to joining the FGLN team, Jessica spent 15 years working in education, primarily supporting English-language learners at the primary, secondary, and adult education level.   Jessica spent significant periods of time living and working abroad in Japan and Russia, and uses her professional and life experiences to promote inclusion and cultural competency within our community.  Jessica received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and International Relations from Central Michigan University and Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan-Flint.  Jessica is grateful and inspired to work alongside amazing colleagues and a network of like-minded partners committed to literacy, eliminating barriers, and cultivating positive change in our Flint and Genesee County communities.  Jessica continues to be an advocate for English-language learners as an Adult ESL instructor for Genesee County’s Adult ESL population.

Jeremiah White, BA
Collective Impact Manager | 810.232.1686

Jeremiah White is the Collective Impact Manager at the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network in Flint, Michigan. Diversity among partners is a critical asset of community change – Mr. White invests his efforts toward building a culture of accountability through organizing partners for equitable contributions. Prior to joining the Network, Mr. White served as the Community Outreach and Recruitment Specialist at Mott Community College’s Workforce Development Division.

Mr. White was born and raised in the Flint Community. He is dedicated to serving and improving the life outcomes of its residents. Mr. White was awarded the Emerging Scholars Award and LEAD Scholarship honor at Fisk University, located in Nashville Tennessee, while earning his Bachelor of Arts in General Psychology. Mr. White is an active member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, the Epsilon Upsilon Lambda Graduate Chapter. He is also actively engaged in the community and serves as a Youth Advisor/Mentor to the Alpha Esquire Mentoring and Leadership Group, supporting young men of high school-age to succeed in school and transition to post-secondary education.

Working with a sector-leading organization like the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network, much of Jeremiah’s work is covering new ground for his community. While research provides insights into both distances already covered and the territories ahead, there are certainly more opportunities and challenges to be faced. Mr. White, a community-change agent, is committed to driving bigger outcomes, larger effects, and sustainable scale, commensurate to the life-skills gap facing his community.

LaDelvin Walker
Family Advocate (AmeriCorps) | 

LaDelvin Walker is an AmeriCorps service member, serving as the Family Advocate at the Flint & Genesee Literacy Network through the Flint Recovery Corps. LaDelvin assists local education providers and parents in developing pathways for employment, education attainment, and family literacy skills.

LaDelvin is a proud mother of two, Flint Resident, attended Flint Community Schools, and is an alumna of a Flint Family Literacy Program. LaDelvin believes in her city and the people in it and trusts that despite numerous barriers and adversities the families of Flint deserve to have both a quality education and opportunities to earn a living wage. Miss Walker is a lifelong advocate for literacy and is driven to support families with getting their fair share at a life that will positively impact them for generations to come.