Bridgett Hitchings is an educator, social worker, and advocate with nearly 20 years of experience empowering youth, and the leaders who nurture them. She believes in the power of the village and when all the children are well, the village thrives. Gandhi’s quote – whatever you do for me, but without me, you do against me – has served as a guiding principle in her work as a people-first, results-oriented leader with diverse experiences supporting youth at the individual, family, and community levels.
As the Founder & CEO of Maggie’s Village LLC, she partners with youth, families, and youth-serving organizations to create liberated communities where Black youth are thriving. By forming strategic partnerships, leveraging assets, and addressing needs, she helps to build capacity for transformative collective impact.
Bridgett has worked with a range of organizations and schools creating and delivering programs that educate, inspire, connect, and heal. As an executive leadership coach, she has supported leaders with strategic planning, building affirming team culture, developing equitable family engagement/leadership initiatives, and creating school-wide systems that support the culture, race, and unique gifts of youth through content, rituals, and wellness support structures.
Bridgett is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Certified Nonprofit Professional with a BS in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana, a M.Ed. in Administration & Supervision from National Louis University, and a MSW in Community Partnerships from Georgia State University. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management & Social Enterprise from GSU.