Cornelia Carter-Sykes (She/Her)

Director of Operations

Cornelia supports the work of Civil Rights Corps and her colleagues, managing the day to day operations of our office, finances, technology, human resources and serving as liaison to our Board.

Cornelia has over twenty years of non-profit administrative and management experience. Supporting CRC’s growth, almost doubling in size since her arrival, and coordinating the renovation and move to a new office space to accommodate the organizations growing needs has been her primary focus. Cornelia values a collaborative work environment and enjoys coordinating across multiple program areas.

With so many years of experience in the non-profit world, Cornelia’s experience at Civil Rights Corps, is a change that, for the first time, allows her to directly witness the impact of her organization’s work within her community. Cornelia holds a Bachelors in Administration of Justice from the University of the District of Columbia. As a quilter, Cornelia loves discovering and sharing African American quilt history. 

“Because what we do is both necessary and important, particularly to my community, individually and collectively.”