Dr. Ginwright is a leading national expert on African American youth, youth activism, and youth development. He is an Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University.
In 1989, Dr. Ginwright founded Leadership Excellence Inc., an innovative youth development agency located in Oakland, CA that trains African American youth to address pressing social and community problems. In 1999, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. His research examines the ways in which youth in urban communities navigate the constraints of poverty and struggle to create equality and justice in their schools and communities. In 2002 he also created the Research Collaborative on Youth Activism, a network of scholar-activists who study, advocate, and support youth organizing efforts around the country. He is the Co-Founder of Flourish Agenda, a social impact company that supports schools and community organizations with building well-being and healthy school climates.
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