Marcus Pope

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Marcus Pope

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.

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A Vision for Systemic Change in the Twin Cities: An Interview with Marcus Pope

JK:We’re celebrating your new role as President of Youthprise! Can you tell us a bit about Youthprise? MP: I’ll start by sharing Youthprise’s mission, which is to increase equity with and for Minnesota’s Indigenous, low income, and racially diverse youth. We take the “with and for” very seriously; half of our board members are young people between the ages of …

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