Ms. Franklin serves as Director of Head Start at Hampton Roads Community Action Program. She manages over $15 million in federal grants (Head Start & Early Head Start) to provide comprehensive early childhood services to pregnant moms through five-year-olds and their families. She resides in Emporia and is an active member of Galilee Baptist Church in Sussex County. Ms. Franklin has been recognized as one of the “Top 40 Under 40” for Inside Business journal. She is actively involved in multiple professional organizations in her field as well as volunteers with a number of community groups.


Director, Head Start at Hampton Roads Community Action Program


  • Master’s degree in education, Central Michigan University (2006)
  • BS in organizational management, Saint Paul’s College (2004)
  • Associate degree in business management, Southside Community College (2002)

Activities, Associations and Volunteer Work

  • Council member, Virginia Council of Directors for the statewide Head Start Initiative (2007-present)
  • Council member, Head Start State Collaboration Office Advisory Council for Early Childhood Education (2008-present)
  • Board member, Greensville Education Foundation (2014-present)
  • President, Virginia Head Start Association Board of Directors (member since 2014)
  • Past Chairperson, Crater Smart Beginnings Coalition (membership 2012-2016)
  • Past President, Greensville Parent Teacher Organization (membership 2002-2015)
  • Vice-President, Gamma Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (member since 2008)
  • Review committee member, Cleveland A. Wright Award for Outstanding Community Service (2012-2016)
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Shikee Franklin

Shikee H. Franklin