Ayanna A. King

Deputy Director of Community Outreach

Ayanna A. King is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and the new Deputy Director of Community Outreach for Council of a Strong America’s Police Training Institute. She attended the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA) to complete her Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning (M.U.R.P.) with a specialization in State and Local Government plus a certification in Nonprofit Management. She spent six years as the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula where she partnered with the Newport News and Hampton Sheriff’s Office to provide youth with safe one-to-one mentoring and with NASA to provide Bigs and Littles Stem projects such as wind turbines and robotics. Ayanna has mentored 150+ youth through her career and community service. She whole-heartedly believes that mentoring is a way to make positive investments in the youth now to secure the benefits for a better future.