Stephen Morris, CEO and Co-Founder

Dr. Stephen Morris has spent over 20 years in public education as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, in traditional public schools, charter schools, and private schools. Dr. Morris was the Vice President for World Impact, Inc. and co-founded a private school in South Central Los Angeles for resource-deprived inner-city children.  Dr. Morris is the co-founder and CEO of the Civic Education Center, Inc. His experience and education have qualified him as a highly sought after speaker addressing the issues of race and the American Democracy.

Dr. Morris’s research and publications include:

  • School choice, segregation, and equity: California’s charter schools’ missions, markets, and voices of charter school leaders of color.
  • The Higher Education Aspirations of Latino Males.

John Minkler, COO and Co-Founder

John Minkler, Ph.D., was a history/civics teacher and an administrator since 1971.  He was a Coordinator at the Fresno County Office of Education, Director of the Center for Multicultural Cooperation, a consultant for the Education Commission of the States and Co-Founder of the Academy for Civic and Entrepreneurial Leadership.  John is author of Active Citizenship, Empowering America’s Youth and COO and Co-Founder of the Civic Education Center.