SummerWorks Program Coordinator
Morgan Cox serves as the SummerWorks Program Coordinator at Poverty Solutions. SummerWorks is Washtenaw County’s summer youth employment program, which is a university and community partnership that provides opportunities for local youth to obtain summer employment, mentorship, and professional development. As a Poverty Solutions Economic Mobility Fellow, she also focuses on further developing the partnership between the University of Michigan, MichiganWorks! Southeast, and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development. In this role, working along side Clancey, Cox also supports county-wide programming and builds relationships with county employers, local school districts, and other youth-centered organizations.
Previously, she was a Success Coach and the Events Coordinator with SummerWorks where she helped young adults navigate the summer program and executed successful community building events for young adults, their families, employers, and mentors. Cox also served as an Academic Mentor with the University of Michigan Athletic Academic Success Program, where she focused on preparing student athletes for independent learning, organizational skills, and academic support to promote student success. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked as a high school English teacher in Dayton, OH where she supported students in the classroom, as well as through afterschool programs in the Dayton community.
Master of Arts in Higher Education, University of Michigan; bachelor’s degree in Theology and Human Rights Studies, University of Dayton.