Linda Bryant is Senior Vice President of Programs. She has more than 25 years of direct service and leadership experience with Pillsbury United Communities and EMERGE. At Pillsbury, Linda advanced from Youth Worker to Director of the Brian Coyle Community Center. In 2006, Linda moved to EMERGE as Director of Housing. Until 2014, she served as EMERGE’s Youth Programs Director, overseeing Career Development, StreetWerks, the North 4 Project, the Northside Youth Council, and all other youth employment and education initiatives. She is GCDF certified (Job Counselor certification) and certified as a Life Coach. Linda has participated in numerous evidence-based trainings and was instrumental in the planning of EMERGE’s highly-acclaimed North 4 project, which serves young men from backgrounds of gang/clique involvement. Linda has a BA in Psychology from Metro State University and she received a Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management in March 2014.