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Celebrating Women’s History Month!

Celebrating March as Women’s History Month, we’d like to shed light on our CEO, Angela Jones Hackley, for her hard work and commitment to the nonprofit community!

We are also taking this opportunity to feature other prominent women in the Covenant House Greater Washington community.

“My entire career in the non-profit sector has been a labor of love. It is not work that I initially sought out after graduate school, as I had set my mind on a career in foreign affairs, but from my first job until now, it has been work that I have been called to do. It is my pleasure and honor to answer that calling.”

– Angela Jones Hackley, CEO, Covenant House Greater Washington

Angela Jones Hackley is a servant leader with 24+ years of successful leadership in non-profit management, resource development, policy analysis, philanthropy, program development, and relationship building. Most recently, Angela was named the Executive Director of Covenant House Greater Washington, the DC area’s leading organization working to transform the lives of youth ages 18-24 experiencing homelessness, disconnection, and exploitation.    

Previously, Angela was the Interim CEO for the Wayfinder Founder, where she developed and led the foundation’s investment strategy focused on investments in women of color activists across the country who are in closest proximity to social justice issues. Prior to joining the Wayfinder Foundation, Angela served as the Interim Executive Director of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation (DC Trust) where she led the organization through a difficult transition period and worked closely with the District of Columbia government to responsibly wind-down the organization. Additionally, before her time at the DC Trust she held several leadership positions during her 9-year tenure at the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, including Interim President and Vice President of Philanthropic Service.   

Angela’s commitment to the well-being of children, youth, and families has extended beyond her professional positions, as she has proudly served as a member of many appointed commissions and boards of directors for causes that feed her soul and passion for serving. Some of her current and past board service includes Taproot Foundation, Grantmakers for Children, Youth and Families, Voices for America’s Children, the DC Health Coordinating Council, and the United Way of the National Capital Area. 

A native Washingtonian, Angela grew up in Anacostia in SE Washington, DC. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. Angela also holds a Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Virginia, as well as a Certificate in Leadership Development and an MBA from the John’s Hopkins University Carey School of Business. Additionally, she is a graduate of Leadership Washington Class of 2000. 

Angela’s greatest joy is to see the light and the promise of her 13-year-old daughter, Landon. This light and promise is what she wishes for all children, as she believes it is her calling and privilege to serve.   


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