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.

Clinay Wills, Coordinator

Clinay Wills is the founder, owner, and operator of Seasoned Trends Studio. The innovative space is also used as a community benefit for social good to offer free services and mentorship to young teens with events that empower young women to look and feel beautiful inside and out. Under Clinay’s leadership Seasoned Trends Studio with the motto “She Is Inspired” has become a regional leader vaulting all boundaries, building masterful brand development campaigns and integrated beauty solutions for major business professionals, celebrated stylist, nonprofit organizations and faith-based leaders. Clinay is a faith leader at New Kingdom Church of God in Christ. She is a graduate of California State University Northridge B.A. Communication Studies with a minor in Business Marketing and a coordinator at the Civic Education Center.