New Leadership Position to Strengthen Mission and Accelerate Growth
Baltimore nonprofit CLLCTIVLY, a place-based social change organization focused on racial equity, narrative change, social connectedness, and resource mobilization, announced today the addition of Krystle Starvis as the organization’s first chief operating officer.
As chief operating officer, Starvis will utilize her strong nonprofit background to support the organization’s ongoing operations and goal achievement, contributing to the leadership strategy, management, and vision to grow the organization’s impact in Baltimore. Starvis will help increase capacity and initiate technical assistance and educational offerings for the CLLCTIVLY network. She will also manage the Annual Day of Giving and #28DaysofBlack Futures campaign.
“I firmly believe that social change will be local and that there is power in relationship and collaboration,” said Krystle Starvis “CLLCTIVLY brings together these two truths in the name of supporting and amplifying Black-led organizations in greater Baltimore, and I believe so deeply in its vision. Joining the CLLCTIVLY team is a homecoming for me after four years of leading national programs. I am beyond excited to invest my time, energy, and passion into the community that raised me.”
Since earning her Master of Science degree in Human Services Administration in 2015, Starvis has committed her time and efforts in support of service of others. From 2015 to 2018, she managed workforce development and reentry programs for Living Classrooms Foundation, where she created and implemented training and employment initiatives to serve City residents who were either un- or under-employed, supervised career coaches and volunteers, and supported four community hubs in East Baltimore.
Starvis most recently served as Associate Director at the Aspen Institute, where she led program strategy and operations for Weave: The Social Fabric Project and learning and culture activities for Aspen’s Leadership Division. In that role, Starvis split time between designing offerings for employees centered on belonging and positive employee experience while also leading programs that explored trust in America and amplified the work of community leaders building and strengthening relationships locally. She helped launch the Weaver Awards in Baltimore in 2021, recognizing Baltimoreans creating connection and trust with no-strings-attached grants.
“Krystle was one of the first people to reach out at the beginning of CLLCTIVLY’s inception to offer support,” said Jamye Wooten, founder of CLLCTIVLY. “Her experience working on a national level with the Aspen Institute, combined with her passion and knowledge of Baltimore, made her a perfect partner to help grow our efforts to connect, support, and amplify black-led social change organizations in Baltimore.”
An active volunteer, Starvis currently serves as outgoing board co-chair for Community Law in Action (CLIA), as an Advisory Team Member for BMore Invested, a community-centered grantmaking strategy to support organizations in Baltimore led by leaders of color, and as co-chair for the Western High School’s Alumnae Dance Team annual concert event. A proud Baltimore native, Starvis holds an M.S. in Human Services Administration from the University of Baltimore and a B.S. from Towson University.
CLLCTIVLY is a place-based social change organization using an asset-based framework to focus on racial equity, narrative change, social connectedness, and resource mobilization. Since our launch in 2019, we have invested over $750,000 in no-strings-attached grants.