Marcus Pope, Youthprise’s President, works closely with the Board of Directors to execute Youthprise’s strategic priorities. He provides oversight for all organizational areas including grantmaking, policy advocacy, communications, development, and special initiatives. Having joined Youthprise in 2011, Marcus has been an integral part of Youthprise’s success as he has formed key partnerships with nonprofits, government agencies, and grantmaking entities to create opportunities for youth throughout Minnesota.
Marcus earned an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Sociology, Youth Studies, and African American studies and a Master’s degree from the U of M in Education – Youth Development Leadership, with an emphasis in Program Evaluation. He also holds a Mini-MBA from the University of St. Thomas’ Opus College of Business.
Marcus Pope is a member of the Year of Reckoning cohort as part of our Closing the Gaps Network.