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Committee for Children Grows PR Team


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Natalie Ceis Joins Committee for Children as Public Relations Specialist

SEATTLE—Committee for Children, the global leader in research-based social-emotional learning (SEL) education, announces the expansion of its public relations team with the hiring of Natalie Ceis as Public Relations Specialist. She joins CFC as the organization unveils a new look—and its plans for evolution and growth.

“I am thrilled Natalie is joining the PR team. Her range of communications experience is exactly what CFC needs,” said Shauna McBride, Director of PR and Communications. “We are excited for her to bring a fresh new perspective and voice during this critical time of growth and rebranding.”

Ceis joins CFC after spending five years working in communications in Washington, D.C. Most recently, she worked as a consultant for the Indian Health Service (IHS) Department of Diabetes Treatment and Prevention. Her time with IHS included managing former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move in Indian Country initiative. The initiative focused on increasing access to physical activity and improving health among Native American youth. Prior to consulting, Ceis worked in communications for a preclinical research nonprofit and interned on Capitol Hill in Senator Patty Murray’s office.

Most importantly, Ceis brings a true passion for serving youth. In her free time, she coaches youth lacrosse. As a former college lacrosse athlete, she enjoys sharing that skill and knowledge with kids. Her time coaching has been spent not only teaching the game but also helping kids learn life skills through it, something that really drew her to CFC’s mission.

“I am excited to be taking on this new role at CFC. The organization is filled with incredibly talented people doing innovative things,” said Ceis. “I’m looking forward to putting my skills and passion to use!”

About Committee for Children

Committee for Children is on a mission to ensure children everywhere can thrive emotionally, socially, and academically. Best known for our innovative social-emotional learning (SEL) curricula that blend research and rigor with intuitive program design, we empower children and their adults with skills that help them realize their goals in the classroom and throughout their lives. Since 1979, we’ve been connecting experts in the field to share experiences and advance the cause of educating the whole child. A force in advocacy, we’re helping pass policies and legislation that place importance on creating safe and supportive learning environments. Today, our social-emotional learning and child safety programs reach more than 14 million children in over 70 countries worldwide. By lifting up children today, we’re helping them create a safe and positive society for the future. Learn more at

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