Mark Martin

Fellow
Build Urban Prosperity

Dr. Mark Martin recently graduated from Harvard's EDLD program, designed to prepare system-level leaders in the American pre K-12 education sector. Mark’s recent focus area has been on adapting and expanding workplace learning and college and career pathways opportunities for American youth. As a Gordon M. Ambach Fellow he served with the Alabama State Department of Education’s Division of Career/Technical Education and Workforce Development during the summer of 2015 and spent his residency with Jobs For The Future.

Mark's is currently launching an innovative high school model empowering youth to lead the change in their home neighborhoods, converting urban blight back to thriving communities. They'll earn a high school diploma, an associate's degree in a chosen field, and have the skills necessary to join the workforce or complete a four year degree, while becoming homeowner and landlord of like-new duplexes they helped restore through residential construction apprenticeships.

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