Becky Cathcart is the Administrative Specialist for Families Forward Charlotte. She grew up in Fairfax, Virginia and obtained her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2003. Becky completed her Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Child and Adolescent Development in 2017. She wrote her thesis on educational achievement gaps and how poverty negatively impacts early learning, which leads to poor educational outcomes and generational poverty. Carrie Christian, the founder of Families Forward Charlotte, sparked Becky’s interest in this subject by bringing her attention to the Harvard study regarding the poor economic mobility and generational poverty in Charlotte. Since then she has been active in the community and sought out various volunteer opportunities through her church and with Families Forward Charlotte. She worked as an Administrative Support Specialist for Mecklenburg County Department of Park and Recreation for four years where she enjoyed engaging with and serving the public. She joined Families Forward Charlotte in the Spring of 2021 and looks forward to supporting our family partners as they work towards economic stability.