Program Manager, Polsky Exchange
1452 E. 53rd St.
Chicago IL 60615
Barbara Agyapong serves as the Program Manager at Polsky Exchange. She manages community-facing programs and completes research on program effectiveness. She is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, managing and evaluating daily operations of various Polsky Exchange programs.
Barbara advocates for social justice, inclusivity and development, with a passion for social innovation and a commitment to fostering positive economic and social change. Throughout her career, she has worked across sectors, from academia to the non-profit world and corporate environments, consistently delivering impactful results, developing strategies, fostering partnerships and driving community development. As an ENACTUS alumnus, she has been actively involved in empowering communities and fostering collaboration on a global scale.
Prior to joining Polsky, Barbara worked in Social Impact at Wright-Patt Credit Union, Ohio managing the organizations DE&I programs whilst assisting them in achieving their Corporate Social Responsibilities through policies that promote transformation and drives community development. These experiences have equipped her with a global perspective and a deep understanding of effective policy and program implementation.
Barbara holds an MA in International and Comparative Politics from Wright State University, Ohio and a BA in Political Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana.