Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club of Chicago

3400 S. Emerald, Chicago, IL 60616

Dr. Keisha Farmer-Smith, Interim Club Director

Keisha Farmer-Smith, PhD, is Interim Club Director at the Louis L. Valentine Club and Director of Program Outcomes and Impact for Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Dr. Smith has a Doctorate in Urban Planning from University of Illinois at Chicago. She has over 15 years’ experience working with youth and families especially  in the areas of evaluation, assessment and analysis of outcomes.
Her most recent position is Director of Programs and Quality Assurance at Family Focus where they deliver youth development and family support services to 7 Chicago area centers and 24 community schools. Dr. Smith has also worked as a consultant at Morten Group providing research support for multiple projects related to organizational development, recruitment and retention, capacity building and strategic planning.