National Program Director
Laura Banos is a believer in respectful collaboration to advance common goals. She has been leading partnership initiatives for over ten years to bridge and strengthen communities. As the National Program Director, Laura coordinates the planning and execution of Summer and Afterschool. She started with Springboard as an Operations Lead and has been instrumental in the organization’s growth and expansion. Laura has a BA in Sociology/Anthropology from Lehigh University and served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA before earning her Master of Public Administration degree and Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. Laura enjoys spending time outside and rides her bike to work most days. She fondly remembers the story of The Man who Didn’t Wash His Dishes, a story about innovation and procrastination; lessons which are still relevant today!