Sterling has worked in the non-profit arena for the last 18-years as a youth worker and as a manager. He has become a trainer for the Youth Program Quality Assessment Tools to help support youth workers improve their program quality. He further became an External Assessor in the Youth Program Quality modules to strengthen his understanding of quality youth program and support direct-service providers with attaining their program goals.
Sterling has also worked as an administrator to select grants and provided support to community-based organizations to enhance the quality of their programs. He spearheads projects with local businesses, Aldermen, and corporations to expand the resources for the youth programs he manages. He has created unique opportunities for youth in the Chicagoland area, such as, he created an improv festival at the legendary Second City Theater for teens across Chicago to perform.
Sterling has a BS in Communications from Northwestern University. He also spent a year abroad studying at Unidversidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain and gained proficiency in Spanish.
Fun facts: He enjoys traveling, has ridden a camel, and likes to scuba dive.