The Institute selects scholars from all over the United States. They have a wide variety of interests and represent small liberal arts colleges, large universities, Ivy League institutions, and historically Black colleges and universities. Our alumni have been accepted to all of the nation’s top law schools and many of the nation’s leading graduate programs. Today, they are teachers, ordained ministers, accountants, entrepreneurs, and rising stars at Fortune 500 companies. All of them are engaged in public and community service.
B.A., Florida A&M University
J.D., University of California - Berkeley
As an undergraduate student, Darius established Books All Around to provide books to disadvantaged children and create libraries in low-income neighborhoods around the country. He currently serves as Founder and Director of the DC Social Innovation Project.
B.A., Brown University
M.A., University of New Orleans
During his time at the Institute, Stefan ignited his passion for education. He later declined acceptance to an Ivy League medical school to join Teach For America. He now serves as Principal of the middle school at Langston Hughes Academy years, one of the first schools to open in New Orleans the area after Hurricane Katrina.
B.A., Youngstown State University
M.Div., Yale University
Christopher serves as the 13th Senior Pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, one of the oldest congregations in Youngstown, OH. He plays an active role in mobilizing diverse faith communities to engage in efforts quelling violence, eradicating homelessness, and creating opportunities for economic development.
B.A., Bates College
M.A., Yale University; Ph.D., University of Massachusetts – Amherst (in progress)
Anthony is Founder and Managing Director of Youth Action, a student-operated civic engagement program that inspires and equips young people to serve their communities through innovative projects. The organization also provides college scholarships.