Angela Hanks

Angela Hanks
Director, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success
Policy expertise: 
Jobs, Training & Education
Workforce Development
WIOA Game Plan for Low-Income People
Adult and Postsecondary Education
Career Pathways
Federal Postsecondary Policy

Angela Hanks is director of CLASP’s Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success. Ms. Hanks leads CLASP’s work to advance state and federal policies that ensure meaningful and equitable access to workforce development, career pathways, and postsecondary education for low-income people and people of color.

Prior to joining CLASP, Ms. Hanks served as director of workforce development policy at the Center for American Progress (CAP). In that role, she managed CAP’s workforce development portfolio and focused on policies such as apprenticeships and other workforce development policies that benefit people with barriers to employment, including workers of color, individuals with low incomes, women, and returning citizens. Ms. Hanks was previously senior federal policy analyst at the National Skills Coalition, a counsel on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Democratic staff, and a legislative assistant in the office of Representative Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD).

Ms. Hanks earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University and her law degree from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.