YEP Village Program Director
Bachelor's Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts, Southern University 2001
Master's Degree(s): Master of Social Work, Louisiana State University 2005
Phone: (225) 578- 6117
Office: 232 Huey P. Long Fieldhouse
Melanie Washington is the Program Director of the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP Village) through CHSE's Office of Social Service Research and Development (SREC). Melanie received her Master of Social Work degree in from Louisiana State University in 2005 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Louisiana. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southern University in 2001. After completing the Master’s program, Melanie spent 3 years working as a counselor with under-resourced students in LSU's Student Support Services program. She then spent the next 6½ years working as a Mental Health Counselor at Southern University's Counseling Center before returning to LSU in December 2014 as YEP Village's Program Director. In addition to this, Melanie is also an adjunct instructor at Southern University in their undergraduate Social Work program.