Cherie Blanck

Cherie has been working within the nonprofit sector for the past 20 years. Her passion for helping youth overcome challenges began early in her career while working in after-school programs and group homes. Cherie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a focus on Childhood Studies. She was inducted into the Athanaeum and Psi Chi Honor Societies and was the Psychology Honor Society Student Chapter Secretary.

Upon graduation, Cherie began her career as a Social Work Case Manager in Camden County, NJ. She acted as a strong advocate within the city school systems for youth and their educational needs as well as a support for families. She focuses on the Wraparound Philosophy and continues to believe that building on strengths is the best way to overcome challenges. Through this nonprofit, Cherie played a role played a role in creating and facilitating an after-school program and summer camp for the youth in Camden County, NJ. She spent time as a watershed educator at local Philadelphia parks and created two summer camps at Awbury Arboretum. Cherie is also an NASP certified archery instructor. She has played a role in the Philly Goat Project, introducing youth and families in the Philadelphia to the joy of goats!

While Girls Inc. has led her back into the school buildings, Cherie remains passionate about the role nature plays in our lives and shares this passion with the youth in her program. She has also been a Girl Scout Leader for over 5 years and believes in empowering all women to be strong, smart, and BOLD!

In her spare time, Cherie enjoys hiking with her dog Judy, DIY projects, and exploring cultures through travel and cuisine! She has backpacked through Latin America and hopes to continue to see the world!