Crystal Franklin

Crystal has long had a passion for helping people and improving her community. That drive has led to a highly successful career as a public health advocate and educator, which literally took her around the world to destinations such as Argentina, Paraguay, Pinghu, China, New Amsterdam, and Guyana.

In 2016, Franklin was recognized for her work at a White House-sponsored United State of Women Summit.

With her master of education in community health, her goal is to become the best public servant possible. “Community is not just the people you live around, work with or even share a dwelling with. Community is everyone you encounter -- on a bus, a train or just walking down the street. So everywhere I go, I do my best to foster a feeling of community with everyone in my circle,” she says.

The sense of community and encouragement she got at Cleveland State University was an important motivator in providing purpose and direction to her travels, playing a part in her mission in life to help others. As much as she loves to travel, she is grateful that her path brought her back to Cleveland.

A key member in the CSforCLE community, Crystal coordinates the teams' efforts to build capacity for all students to achieve computer science literacy as part of their K-12 educational experience.


Contact Crystal if you or your administrators have questions and/or comments about... 

  • Adding 9-12 computer science courses
  • Issues with devices or technology
  • Curriculum support