Program Coordinator

Gregory “Dee” Rankin is a native Charlottean. He attended North Carolina A&T State University and UNC Charlotte where he received a Bachelor’s in Biology. Upon graduating Dee pursued a career in secondary education with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and local charter schools teaching Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science, and Mathematics. Dee has a true passion for serving youth. In 2007 Mr. Rankin founded a non-profit organization named Future L.E.A.D.E.R.S

Shortly after founding Future L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Mr. Rankin pursued a career in program coordination and management. Mr. Rankin also facilitates several workshops and trainings for other non-profits and youth-serving organizations through partnerships.

Mr. Rankin currently works with Greater Steps Scholars where he has served as the Program Coordinator since November 2016. Through his work with Greater Steps Scholars, Mr. Rankin coordinates tasks such as matching assignments, recruiting and training mentors, providing case management for mentors and mentees, organizing programmatic activities, as well as communication with potential partners that can assist with career readiness. His work with Greater Steps is to ensure the scholars have the best opportunity of achieving a goal of upward mobility through positive adult interaction and meaningful career experiences and activities.