Topher Williamson

UTAP Program Specialist

(he/they) Topher Williamson is the Program Specialist for the Underserved Project. Previously, Topher was the Program Coordinator for the Serving Our Youth Project, serving Children & Youth and Engaging Men (CYEM) grantees and as Program Assistant on the Underserved Project, Serving Our Youth Project, and the STAAR Project. Before joining ALSO, Topher previously served as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance, working with LGBTQ+ young people with a focus on building the capacity of the organization and its youth organizing programs. Topher is a professional theatre artist working as a director, writer, and producer. Topher holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and received an Executive Program in Arts & Culture Strategy Certificate from the University of Pennsylvania and National Arts Strategies. Topher is interested the intersections of equity, identity, and civic engagement.