Emily Krauser is the Director of Community Programs for the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority and has extensive experience working towards improving the wellbeing of children and families, serving in direct service roles as well as in research, evaluation, and program design. She spent 8 years collecting, analyzing and reporting data on Indiana’s Children and Families with the Indiana Youth Institute as part of the national KIDS COUNT® Network, and an additional 4 years conducting research on program effectiveness and the causes and conditions of poverty with consulting firm Thomas P. Miller and Associates. Emily also has worked in direct service with afterschool programs, a crisis shelter, and mental health services.
As a volunteer, Emily serves on the board of Visually Impaired Preschool Services, an agency that works with young children with visual impairments and their families to build a strong foundation for reaching their highest potential. She also founded the Indianapolis Chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network.
Emily holds a BA in Psychology, focused on Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Ball State University, a Master’s Degree in Philanthropic Studies from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP).
Emily joined the CKF-IN Board of Directors in 2020. She represents Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority as a Permanent member.