Christiana Castillo


Work History

Alternatives For Girls

Youth Services Coordinator

Sep 2018 - Present

  • Act as an advocate for girls on school, community, interpersonal, and family issues.
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement developmentally appropriate activities and workshops for young women.
  • Document and update information for grant use.

Inside Out Literary Arts Project

Teaching Artist

Nov 2017 - Present

  • Develop and teach engaging writing workshops that value student's voices in the writing process.
  • Respond to student writing and assist students in revising their work for publication.
  • Transcribe and format student work for professionally printed school publication.

Peace Culture

Co-Founder and Director

Sep 2017 - Present

  • Develop and facilitate peace education curriculum.
  • Trains Peace Culture staff and volunteers.
  • Applies for grants to secure the longevity of Peace Culture.

Hamtramck Odyssey Program for Excellence

Activity Leader

May 2016 - Aug 2018

  • Created various lesson plans to empower students academically, emotionally and physically.
  • Tutored students and served as a positive role model.
  • Engaged students through enrichment and recreational activities after school hours.

Keep Growing Detroit

Urban Garden Associate

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017

  • Provided participating early childhood center gardens with basic gardening support, including planning guidance and hands-on technical assistance.
  • Assisted early childhood garden sites with curriculum and activity support, including training parents and teachers on age-appropriate garden activities.
  • Coordinated outreach and engagement activities with early childhood centers connecting them to resources.

Wayne State Center for Peace and Conflict Studies

Student Assistant

Jan 2017 - Aug 2017

  • Curated peace and conflict oriented lesson plans for partners of CPCS.
  • Researched, created and posted content to the CPCS website.
  • Received the National Campus Compact Mini Grant to institute a fifteen-week peace education program "Peace Culture" to fifty diverse students at Dickinson East Elementary School.


  • Wayne State University

    Detroit, MI
    Bachelor of Liberal Arts
    Dec 2017

  • Mercy High School

    Farmington Hills, MI
    High School Diploma
    Dec 2017


MS Office
Conflict Resolution
Social Media


  • Meta Peace Team

    Completed an 8 hour training on violence descalation & bystander intervention.

  • Urban Roots Program

    Completed a 9 week community garden leadership training program via Keep Growing Detroit.

  • First Aid and CPR

    Certified through the Emergency Care & Safety Institute.