Keith Martinez Returns In Leadership Role

Keith Martinez

Lakota Children’s Enrichment (LCE) is proud to announce that Keith Martinez (Oglala Lakota) has accepted a position as LCE’s new Director of Development. In addition, Keith will serve on LCE’s Board of Directors.

Keith is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. As a college student, Keith Martinez Co-Founded and Chaired LCE’s Youth Advisory Board and was an active participant in its leadership programs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Keith was named a South Dakota Youth Ambassador for Youth Service America in 2014. Through this ambassadorship, Keith raised awareness about LCE’s efforts and positively impacted hundreds of young people through his role in helping lead youth summits, fundraising events, toy drives, and LCE’s Writing and Art Challenge. Also in 2014, Keith was one of 5 nationwide recipients of the Center For Native American Youth’s CNAY Champion For Change.

Keith graduated in 2016 from Villanova University with a Bachelor Degree in Communications. At Villanova he was a Gates Millennium scholar, Presidential scholar and a Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipient. Keith is an alumnus of the 2015 Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute (PPIA) at Princeton University.

Keith is a passion-driven individual with a track record of encouraging his peers to obtain an education, mentoring young people and making a positive difference in their communities. Keith said, “I want to see today’s Native youth go out into the world, gain an education to make a true difference in their communities and motivate others to do the same. I look forward to working as LCE’s Director of Development and serving as a member of its Board. I have seen first-hand LCE’s impact in my community and I hope to help LCE further elevate the voices and profiles of Native American youth.”

Keith will work part-time for LCE from the Washington DC Metropolitan area and will focus his efforts on fundraising and outreach.

Inquiries may be addressed to info@lakotachildren.org

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