Courtney Robinson

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  • What does your organization do?

    Excellence and Advancement Foundation is dedicated to transforming how communities combat the school to prison pipeline and mass incarceration.
  • How did you become interested in this work?

    While working at a community college in California as the Dean of Students, I served students that were impacted by the criminal justice system.
  • What drives your passion?

    My personal experience with parental incarceration and my research with four generations of men who shared their stories of schooling and incarceration.
  • Did you have a mentor or a role model?

    Yes, many different mentors and role models.
  • What's the biggest challenge in your work?

    Like many non-profit organizations, funding the work is our biggest challenge.
  • What's the best advice that you have ever received?

    “Be patient with yourself but aggressive with your opportunities.”
  • What are your top tips for new Executive Directors?