Come hear Angela Glover Blackwell, PolicyLink founder and CEO, a national leader for social justice and equality for children and families.
Angela Glover Blackwell, vice chair of the Children’s Defense Fund’s board of directors, is founder and chief executive officer of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute that works to improve opportunity for low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, education, and infrastructure. Prior to founding PolicyLink in 1999, Blackwell served as senior vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation. A lawyer by training, she gained national recognition as founder of the Oakland (CA) Urban Strategies Council, where she pioneered new approaches to neighborhood revitalization. Blackwell studied at Howard University and the University of California at Berkeley law school. She serves on numerous boards and served as co-chair of the task force on poverty for the Center for American Progress.