Service Year Alliance Names New President

Today, Dr. Robert Simmons III will join Service Year Alliance as the organization’s new President. Simmons comes to Service Year Alliance from his previous role as VP of Strategy & Innovation for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. Robert has also served as an award-winning STEM teacher in Detroit, a tenured professor of education and African & African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, and as the Director of the Center for Innovation in Urban Education. He holds a Bachelor’s in elementary education from Western Michigan University, a Master’s in science education from Lawrence Technological University, and Ph.D. in education from Hamline University. He was also a Fellow with the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation. Service Year Alliance is an organization aiming to make a year of service a common expectation and opportunity for young Americans to tackle important challenges while transforming their own lives. More here.

Tiffany D. Cross