Schalisha Walker (she/her/hers) joined us this summer as the Program Coordinator with our Child Welfare team! Prior to joining Appleseed, Schalisha served as the Youth Engagement Specialist at Project Everlast Omaha for eight years. She’s worked directly with young people with the foster care and juvenile justice experience to ensure they had the resources and support services they need to successfully transition into adulthood. In her new role as Program Coordinator, Schalisha will be working closely with young people, families, and community partners to advocate for better policies and legislation within Nebraska’s child welfare system at the state and federal levels.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” is a quote that drives her to be the advocate that she is today and to always have compassion as she does this work.
In her free time, Schalisha enjoys traveling to various hiking spots such as the Rocky and Smoky Mountains. Her favorite travel destination thus far is Costa Rica where she completed a wellness tour that showed her the importance of taking care of herself in order to take care of others. She also enjoys reading and playing the guitar. We’re beyond excited to have Schalisha on our team! You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.