Keith Pollard

Keith Pollard

Youth House Case Manager

Pronouns: he/him

keith.pollard@smyal.org

Keith Pollard was born and raised in rural West Virginia and in 2014 his passion for advocacy/activism moved him to Washington, DC. For the past six years, Keith has been involved in advocacy work with organizations such as The DC Center, SMYAL, Black Lives Matter and Empowerment Liberation Cathedral. In 2018 Keith was awarded the Youth Champion of the Year award by the Youth Working Group of the DC Center and since then has only become more committed to advancing the community. Keith is the former Operations Manager of The Wanda Alston Foundation and currently works as a Case Manager for SMYAL’s transitional housing program.

Working in a space of supporting and mentoring LGBTQ youth is Keith’s dream job and he has no plans of stopping anytime soon.