Harry Wilson, Principal

Prior to joining Block by Block Consulting as a partner, Harry Wilson worked for ICF International as a Senior Fellow.  He also is a former Associate Commissioner with the Department of Health and Human Services,  where he administered federal programs that addressed positive youth development, homelessness, domestic violence, family strengthening, mentoring children of incarcerated parents and prevention programs.

He also directed four national youth summits focused on engaging youth from every State to educate policy makers, law makers and peers on programs and research they were engaged in.  He created grants review process with youth involved on every review panel. Required grant applicants to place youth in leadership positions within their agency for eligibility. He worked with the White House to conduct regional youth conferences and educate communities on ways to engage and empower youth.

Marwa Mohsen, Senior Technical Advisor

Prior to joining Block by Block Consulting as a Senior Technical Advisor, Marwa Mohsen was a consultant serving many USAID-funded projects in the Middle East.  Based in Cairo, Marwa is an expert in youth development activities.  She is particularly focused on gender equity and livelihood.  She is a skilled trainer of young people and adults in many areas.

Kayla Shanks

A recent graduate of Ball State University, Kayla has interest in helping all young people reach their full potential.  She has worked for a global adoption organization with projects in Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nicaragua.  She leads the social media communication for Block by Block Consulting, as well as coordinating special projects.

Our Core Principles

1. Passionately approach our work as partners in any given project or strategy with an intentional eye toward sustainability;

2. Learn as much as we can from every experience and share those learnings to help grow and improve the field of positive youth development;

3. Comprise our project teams of the best in the industry and place our members in their natural advantage;

4. Aggressively identify and support young people who have a commitment to positive youth development and provide leadership opportunities to further nurture their passion

Our Founders

Eric Kilbride and Raul Ratcliffe met in 1995 when Raul came to Indianapolis to conduct Community YouthMapping training, while working for the Academy for Educational Development's Center for Youth Development and Policy Research.  As a result of this project the two instantly became champions of positive youth development.

In early 2000, Eric joined Raul at the Center in Washington, DC and together they brought Community YouthMapping and other positive youth development strategies to thousands of young people around the world.

In 2013, Eric and Raul formed a US-based, small business to bring the best and brightest positive youth development professionals together to more effectively and efficiently serve young people.