Patricia Robinson, CEO of Evolve Training and Development and Founder of Evolve Youth Trades Academy, is a native of Harrisburg Pa. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College and an Associates Degree in Corporate Communications from Elizabethtown College, She is an author, professional speaker and transformational coach. Her mission is to impact and influence positive change, Her mantra, "Live life on purpose with purpose."
Patricia was honored to receive the 2018 Women Making a Difference Award from Pennsylvania Business Central Magazine and Certificate of Appreciation from the Harrisburg Police Athletic League in June of 2019. She has been a Keynote Speaker for APCA and several workshops for Central Penn College and Harrisburg University on a variety of topics.
Patricia is a catalyst for change, and uses her infectious desire to empower, educate and encourage here clients to achieve their personal best and to live life with purpose. You can see Patricia on her television talk show, called 2Inspiring “Matters of the Heart,” on her YouTube Channel.
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Meet Our Board
Theo W. Braddy graduated from Temple University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 1988. He also attended Edinboro University and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work. READ MORE
Program & Grant Development Chair
Dr. Gregory Jenkins is a Philadelphia native and a professor in the Department of Meteorology & Atmospheric Science, with affiliate appointments in African Studies and Geography at Penn State University, and Director of the Alliance for Education, Sciences, Engineering and Design with Africa (AESEDA) in the College of Earth & Mineral Sciences (EMS). READ MORE
As a native of Central Pennsylvania, Lisa is a Veteran and real estate developer, who has a concentrated interest in encouraging youth to develop skills that will enable them to use both their hands and minds... READ MORE
Public Relations & Marketing Chair
Garry graduated from Penn State University with multiple degrees (Business Development, Psychology and Advertising), which he puts to good use in his post-professional football career. A serial entrepreneur, Garry is a prolific businessman who learned valuable business and life lessons on the field that enhanced his character, perspective, focus and business acumen off the field. READ MORE
Financial Education Officer with Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. In this capacity, she supports the financial literacy initiates and training for the housing services division. READ MORE
Gabriel Clymer is the owner of Midtown Renovators LLC, a contracting company serving the greater Harrisburg area. Gabriel is passionate about seeing the youth of Harrisburg develop valuable skills leading to stable, thriving lives in the trades. READ MORE