Lauren Carter

Lauren Carter grew up in afterschool programs and has built the bulk of her professional experience working in the afterschool and education fields.  As NAA’s Director of Communications and Member Engagement.  Carter is committed to the association's dedication to professional development and connection building for those who work in and support afterschool programs.

Carter began her professional career working in afterschool programs. At the same time, she attended college in her hometown of Los Angeles, earning her bachelor's in Sociology with an emphasis in Diversity & Social Justice.

After almost a decade of working and leading afterschool programs in California and Texas, she transitioned into managing corporate membership and communications for the Culver City Chamber of Commerce. She possesses a unique skill set in communications and membership growth that uses to serve the association and its members.