My guest today is Derrick Fleming. When you think of style and class; organization and structure; education and empowerment; equity and advocacy, Derrick Marcell Fleming, Jr., also known as “Derrick The Gent”, is the man to make it happen. With a heart to serve and a passion for youth, collective impact, and systems change, Derrick brings an electrifying energy to any atmosphere.
As a former White House Staff Member under the Obama Administration, now currently serving as the Managing Director of Strategic Engagement for Chicago Scholars; Derrick oversees corporate, college, community, and civic/government partnerships and engagement. In addition, he manages strategic initiatives for Chicago Scholars, including leading our Young Men of Color Initiatives.
Derrick is also a social entrepreneur and serves in various national and local community/education leadership capacities. With over 10 years of experience in the nonprofit and government sectors focusing on education, social impact, youth development, and mentorship; 8+ years of project management coaching and training experience; and 6+ years of program and people management experience.; Derrick brings a level of problem-solving skills that sets everyone at ease and makes solutions-focused work feel like fun. Derrick has his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Alabama State University and a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from Spertus Institute.
Here’s what to expect during the episode:
- What is the purpose of a scholarship program?
- How can a nonprofit organization support students?
- What are the basic requirements for a scholarship?
- How does lack of money affect education?
- Why are scholarship programs important to a community?
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