Certificate Training Series Inaugural Cohort

Danielle Torain

Danielle Torain is the Director of Open Society Institute-Baltimore and member of the W. Haywood Burns Institute Board of Directors. A proud Baltimore native, Torain previously worked in the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, leading a citywide initiative to strengthen systems of support for incarcerated youth, and worked on local jobs programs with the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development. She was Senior Director of Strategy and Development at the Center for Urban Families, and spent four years at the Annie E. Casey Foundations’ Baltimore Civic Site, leading its place-based strategies in workforce development and economic inclusion, community capacity building and resident leadership. She is a graduate of the University of Richmond and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.