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Napoleon Williams lll

Director of Advocacy & Outreach
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In serving as Director of Advocacy & Outreach for nearly a decade, Napoleon Williams III has successfully designed, implemented, facilitated, and managed job readiness and responsible parenting programs; secured and maintained partnerships with the faith community, businesses, social service providers, criminal justice institutions, and fellow nonprofit agencies; and, served in numerous local and regional consortiums aimed at addressing social issues.

Napoleon is a National Institute of Corrections certified Offender Workforce Development Specialist that has served as project manager for several Missouri Department of Corrections Community Reentry grants. He is a National Center for Fathering certified trainer and serves as a reentry and child support policy advisor to several legislators. As a subcommittee member at the St. Louis Alliance for Reentry and member of the National Career Development Association, Napoleon serves as an advocate for social justice policies that strengthen families and the economy without compromising public safety. Under Napoleon’s direction, Connections to Success’ advocacy efforts have made great strides on a state and federal level.

Most recently, Napoleon presented on Responsible Fatherhood and Child Support reform at the International Fatherhood Conference, was named a Missouri Leadership Fellow, and accepted a nomination and entry into the Practitioner’s Leadership Academy in Baltimore. Napoleon serves as a national peer for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, an ambassador for the Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, and chairs the Support the Children coalition.

Napoleon is a proud alum of Harris-Stowe State University and FOCUS® Leadership St. Louis. A Ph.D. student at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Napoleon plans to utilize his research to better empower low-income communities. Napoleon enjoys engaging residents in the community, building relationships with partners, and visiting Capitol Hill educating law makers on the most pressing challenges facing the families Connections serves in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois.