Stacy Shwartz Olagundoye
Catalyst Center Project Manager

As program manager for the Catalyst Center, Stacy Shwartz Olagundoye provides technical assistance and training customized to meet the unique needs of individual agencies, counties or communities in areas impacting children and families in the context of programs, policy and organizational development.

Stacy exemplifies a commitment to community well-being, systems change, and transformative justice for children, youth and families. She contributes over 15 years of combined experience in project management, culturally responsive research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and nonprofit leadership. Stacy specializes in complex, equity-focused, cross-sectional projects in the areas of educational disparities, trauma, health equity, and community and youth development to help leverage collective partnership into community action and change.

In her previous work, Stacy conducted research and evaluation — including strategic planning, systems change, needs assessments, formative assessments, and outcomes evaluations — or partners including First 5 organizations of Sacramento, Siskiyo and Solano counties; Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission; Sacramento’s Reduction of African American Child Deaths; Solano County Board of Supervisor’s Health Services Needs Assessment; and Birth & Beyond, as senior research analyst and project manager at Applied Survey Research. Stacy has also worked as a consultant and research analyst with the UC Davis Center for Regional Change on projects including a 3-year evaluative study on chronic absenteeism in the Sacramento City Unified School District, and a statewide study with a national youth organization on Latino youth engagement.
Prior to UC Davis, Stacy served as a youth development consultant, trainer, and program director by partnering with young adults and youth practitioners to strengthen the field of out-of-school-time programming, and deliver unique, youth-relevant programs. Stacy has also been a trainer with the California School-Age Consortium, facilitating trainings for clients such as Sacramento START, the Yolo County Child Care Resource and Referral Conference, and the Department of Public Health. Stacy received her master’s degree in community development at the University of California, Davis. Her work has been published by Applied Survey Research, the UC Davis Center for Regional Change, Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, and the 4-H Center for Youth Development, and her original curriculum has been implemented across youth- serving organizations throughout Northern California.
Email Stacy at [email protected]