It is an honor.

It is an honor to ask the residents of District 3 to allow me to serve them for the next three years.

Shalise Steele-Young was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri by her maternal grandfather. As a child, she attended Our Savior Lutheran School, which profoundly impacted her formative years. She is currently completing an undergraduate degree program in Global Ministries and International Business at Oral Roberts University.

Combining over twenty-three years of professional services in social work, along with her ministerial/nonprofit pursuits, Shalise is a licensed and ordained minister, deeply committed to human services and work opportunities. She worked extensively for the United Way, and was assigned as a loaned executive to social service organizations throughout the Atlanta metropolitan region. In addition, Shalise worked for both the Mayor’s Office of Human Services under Mayor Kasim Reed as well as the Regional Commission on Homelessness founded by former Mayor Shirley Franklin.

Shalise served in the Executive Work Group for the Tri-Jurisdictional Continuum of Care comprised of the City of Atlanta, Fulton County, and DeKalb County — where she worked to ensure the appropriation of federal funding for various social organizations. Shalise would also serve in proxy on the Executive Committee of which she would vote on critical issues affecting the Tri-J Continuum of Care.

As Founder/Executive Director of the Repairer of the Breach International Ministries — a 501c3 faith-based organization — Shalise is committed to the empowerment of low-income/homeless individuals and families. Her nonprofit efforts are bridging the gap between needs and existing services for individuals and families in the Atlanta area.

Shalise Steele-Young is a proud mother and grandmother of two daughters and three grandchildren.  She was happily married for 9 years to the late Atlanta City Councilman Ivory Lee Young, Jr. until his passing in November 2018.