Jeannine Balfour

Senior Program Officer, Domestic Programs

Jeannine Balfour

Jeannine Balfour leads implementation of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s foster youth initiative. Previously, she served for five years as Program Officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the McKnight Foundation in the Children and Families program where she was responsible for a diverse portfolio including Homeless and Runaway Youth, Fatherhood, Family Economic Success, Out of School Time and Multiservice. Balfour also worked as Associate Community Liaison at the Northwest Area Foundation in St. Paul, Minnesota where she helped develop and implement urban and regional community partnerships to reduce poverty. She spent several years as the HIV Prevention Coordinator for the Louisiana Office of Public Health HIV/AIDS Program in New Orleans, Louisiana; she was program manager for Population Services International of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; and English language instructor in Banjul, The Gambia. She received her Master in International Public Health from Tulane University.

Posts by Jeannine Balfour

  1. Our News

    Ruben Ochoa: A Story of Resilience and Strength

    May 19, 2016 By Jeannine Balfour

    Former foster youth Ruben Ochoa shares his story in honor of National Foster Care Awareness Month.

  2. Our News

    Foster Youth and Technology

    Foster Youth February 5, 2015 By Jeannine Balfour

    Jesse Hahnel of National Council on Youth Law led the discussion on the use of technology as it relates to foster youth and the organizations who serve them.

  3. Our News

    Celebrating National Foster Care Month

    Foster Youth May 24, 2013 By Jeannine Balfour

    May is National Foster Care Month, a time set aside to acknowledge those who work to provide safe and successful futures for the more than 400,000 children and youth in foster care across the United States.

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