George McDonald

George McDonald is the Chief of the Youth Programs Division and Experienced Services Program for the National Park Service. McDonald holds a B.A. degree with honors in Political Science from Hampton University. He joined the NPS in 2000, and in his capacity as Special Assistant he held leadership roles in advancing the development of the Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site in Alabama and the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York City. He served as the Program Manager for the Presidential Commission for the National Museum for African American History and Culture. In 2008, McDonald also successfully launched the new Youth Partnerships Program Fund Source in 2008. This funding program was designed to enhance and increase the number of underserved minority and disadvantaged population groups that participate in park activities and to provide employment and educational opportunities to minority and disadvantaged youth in our national parks. Under McDonald’s leadership many innovative youth development programs including the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Intern Program, the Mosaics in Science Intern Program and Latino Heritage Intern Program have been developed to provide education, employment and recreational opportunities to tens of thousands of young people. McDonald was born and raised in Harlem, New York City and resides in the DC metropolitan region.

George McDonald is the Chief of the Youth Programs Division and Experienced Services Program for the National Park Service. McDonald holds a B.A. degree with honors in Political Science from Hampton University. He joined the NPS in 2000, and in his capacity as Special Assistant he held leadership roles in advancing the development of the Tuskegee Airmen Historic Site in Alabama and the African Burial Ground National Monument in New York City. He served as the Program Manager for the Presidential Commission for the National Museum for African American History and Culture. In 2008, McDonald also successfully launched the new Youth Partnerships Program Fund Source in 2008. This funding program was designed to enhance and increase the number of underserved minority and disadvantaged population groups that participate in park activities and to provide employment and educational opportunities to minority and disadvantaged youth in our national parks.

Under McDonald’s leadership many innovative youth development programs including the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Intern Program, the Mosaics in Science Intern Program and Latino Heritage Intern Program have been developed to provide education, employment and recreational opportunities to tens of thousands of young people. McDonald was born and raised in Harlem, New York City and resides in the DC metropolitan region.