FORA.tv Speaker - Marc Spencer

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Biography

Dr. Marc Spencer, CEO of Juma Ventures has twenty-five years of experience in the nonprofit management sector specializing in social enterprise, fund and program development; contracts and compliance; quality management; public-private joint ventures, and performance management. Dr. Spencer’s guiding interests are the development of programs and policies that promote socio-economic and educational achievement as essential components to sustain communities. His accomplishments include the development of a San Francisco African American independent school, the design and directorship of the nation's first Upward Bound Visual and Performing Arts program, and the creation of CollegeSet.org, a national matched college savings platform for low-income students. His latest innovation, YouthMade, is the first program of its kind to give low-income youth direct work experience inside small urban manufacturing businesses.

During his six year tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Juma has scaled nationwide: its social enterprise business portfolio expanded from 2 to 11, jobs created annually increased fourfold, and agency revenue grew 83%. Today, over 95% of Juma's youth graduate from high school and 90% enter post secondary education. In 2012, the San Francisco Business Times selected Dr. Spencer as the Most Admired Nonprofit CEO of the Bay Area. Dr. Spencer sits on the boards of the National Youth Employment Coalition, Social Enterprise Alliance, Evergreen Lodge, City of San Francisco Youth Council, Oakland Workforce Investment Board, and the Museum of the African Diaspora.

1 Program

The Next America: The Inclusion Economy

11.18.14 | 02:11:04 min | 1 comment