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Ashanti Branch

Ever Forward - Siempre Adelante
Creator & Executive Director
Oakland, California

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Ashanti Branch works to change how students, especially young men of color, interact with their education and how their schools interact with them. Raised in Oakland by a single mother on welfare, Ashanti left the inner city to study civil engineering at Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo. A construction project manager in his first career, his life changed after he tutored struggling students and realized his passion for teaching. In 2004, during Ashanti’s first year teaching high school math, he started The Ever Forward Club to provide support for African American and Latino males who were not achieving at the level of their potential.

The Ever Forward Club was featured last year in the documentary, “The Mask You Live In,” which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. After completing a fellowship at the Stanford d.school in 2016, Ashanti stepped away from working for a school district and began working as the Founding Executive Director for Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante in an effort to grow the organization to serve thousands of Bay Area students. In 2017 Ashanti was awarded a fellowship from the national organization CBMA - Campaign for Black Male Achievement. In 2019 Ashanti received a fellowship from the Gratitude Networks and was a top-three finalist for the LinkedIn Compassion Award.

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Wednesday, September 9
 

1:30pm PDT

 
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