Maya Francis
Community Coordinator, Generation USA
Maya Francis is a proud native of Jacksonville, Florida and a product of the urban core. Having experienced both the positive and negative outcomes of growing up in what the outside would deem an “impoverished” community, Maya desires to equip others with the necessary tools to not just live but thrive. Professionally, this can be seen through her service within nonprofits on the local and national level. Notable organizations include her time at City Year as a Regional Recruitment Manager, where she recruited passionate young adults to dedicate a year of service to students in high needs schools around the country. She also served at A Leadership Journey as the founding Vice President, providing students of color ages thirteen to eighteen from marginalized identities with equitable access to international and domestic cultural exploration, discussing and applying mental and emotional wellness, global citizenship, self-awareness, leadership and ubuntu. Lastly, her current position with Generation USA as the Community Coordinator for their Community Leaders Igniting Mobility Initiative, where her primary role is to build a coalition of community leaders, employers, and residents to disrupt the roadblocks to economic mobility in low income and high unemployment neighborhoods in Jacksonville. Maya also lives out her desire to equip others to thrive spiritually through her commitment to her local church Faith Restored, leading as the Director of Ministry Culture. As well as serving as the founder of Bold Move, a grassroot ministry of millennials authentically living a bold life empowered by the word of Christ through transparent fellowship and Bible Study. Most recently Maya became an entrepreneur launching Journey Moments with Maya J, LLC, where she provides life coaching services to individuals and groups, aiding them in reaching their goals and living out their purpose. Maya considers herself a “forever learner” and is grateful for the institutions that challenged her. She earned a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Communication from, Florida State University, a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has obtained Life Coaching Certification from Embrace You Training Solutions.