Katie Cunningham
Year
2019
Chapter
Position
College Possible, Program Director

Katie Cunningham is a nonprofit professional driven to ensure educational equity and access to higher education in Omaha.  Raised in Omaha, Katie attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English in 2011.  After completing her undergraduate degree, Katie continued to live her passion for social justice and service and moved to St. Louis Missouri and taught 3rd and 4th grade in St. Louis Public Schools with Teach For America.  While teaching, Katie completed her Masters of Education at University of Missouri-St. Louis and completed her thesis on effective reading instructional methods.

Driven by her passion for her hometown, Katie returned to Omaha after completing her two-year term of service in St. Louis.  Since 2013, Katie has worked for College Possible Omaha, a college access and success organization that supports talented, capable students from low-income backgrounds to and through college graduation.  Currently the Program Director, Katie supervises both the high school and college programs and a team of over 40 AmeriCorps members and full-time staff that serve over 750 high school and 1,500 college students each year.  Katie truly loves seeing the positive impact of National Service on the lives of students and the community each day.

Katie is an active member of the Junior League of Omaha, volunteers for the Papillion-La Vista High School Forensics (speech) team, and enjoys distance running, completing many half marathons and most recently, finishing her first full marathon (26.2 miles) in Chicago this October.