The odds were stacked against her—abused, neglected and homeless after the loss of both parents to addiction and AIDS, Christine Carter Love became just another ward of the state’s child welfare system. As she grew into adulthood, she had a choice: define the terms of her own life, or become another statistic. Her choice was clear. Christine is the first in her family to graduate from college, earning her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in Social Work from Norfolk State University and then her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
From 2004-2014 Christine was the Executive Director of Against All Odds Foundation, a nonprofit multi-service agency serving at-risk children and families through K-12 tutoring programs and its Family Success Center. Christine managed the day-to-day operations of more than 15 full-time staff and a budget of $2.5M. In 2014 Christine began her own consulting firm and worked on many projects in the areas of fundraising, capacity building, program development and expansion. She currently serves on various mission driven boards and remains dedicated to empowering the most vulnerable. She has been featured in the Star Leger, Black Enterprise, Forbes Women, My9 News and other outlets.
Christine has been described as “fearless, steadfast and on a mission,” and views the impossible as her lifelong adversary. Love’s success has made her a leader among her peers in the non-profit, social service and educational arenas. Christine has served as the Keynote speaker, Facilitator and panelist for hundreds of organizations including Kean University, Rutgers University, YMCA, Family Support Organizations, DCP&P, Union County, to name a few. Social worker, child advocate, public servant, transformational speaker, mentor, mother and wife. Christine is honored to join the Ammon Foundation in empowering individuals in recovery with education.