Emily Ragland

Book Babies Durham Manager


Start Date: November 2021

Role at Book Harvest: Emily manages Book Babies in Durham County and oversees program delivery, data systems and program evaluation, and the development and nurturing of community partnerships in support of the program’s growth and effectiveness.

Favorite Children’s Book Right Now: Amelia Bedelia

Likes & Loves: Hanging with her family and cuddling on her dogs

Community Involvement: Family Life Coaching Association and Board of Directors for Lee County Partnership for Children and Families; YNPNT; Prevent Child Abuse Network; Human Rights Campaign; National Urban League; National Black Child Development Center Member

Where she studied: Emily has her Masters in Youth, Family & Community Sciences, and a Graduate Certificate in Family Life Education and Coaching

Experience: 15 years working with you 0-17; 10 years working with the community on behalf of youth and families- partnerships; 5 years working with families

What she’s hopeful for: That everyone who works with children and families understands the importance of being trauma educated so our youth are not turning to unsafe means to address challenges.