Earl Millett has been named program officer with the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States.
Millett will manage grants to nonprofits that serve low-income and vulnerable populations in the areas of older adults, workforce development, and basic human needs and health.
Prior to joining the Weinberg Foundation, Millett served as the chief operating officer of Civic Works, a Baltimore-based nonprofit that transforms the lives of Baltimore residents through community service and skills development. Each year, Civic Works serves 200 AmeriCorps members, 100 job trainees, 3,000 volunteers, and more than 15,000 low-income Baltimore-area residents.
Millett also managed Civic Works’ Community Lot Team and Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps, which teach young adults job skills while transforming vacant lots into community parks and gardens. In addition, he led food and farm programs, including Real Food Farm and the Baltimore Orchard Project, as well as the Baltimore Energy Challenge, which provides energy education and energy saving retrofits throughout the city.
Before joining Civic Works, Millett served with the Peace Corps in Ecuador as an environmental extension agent at the Charles Darwin Foundation. In that role, he taught environmental and science education in Spanish at five schools and worked with agricultural operators to improve agricultural production on the Galapagos Islands.
Millett earned his B.A. in Geography and Environmental Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He is a member of the Greater Baltimore Committee Leadership Class of 2016 and a recipient of Smart CEO’s 2017 Executive Management Award. In addition, he is engaged in several volunteer roles, including the Green School of Baltimore’s PTO.
Millett resides in Baltimore with his wife Elizabeth Alex and their 8-year-old daughter.