Senior Program Director Chicago Public Schools
Marquise comes to Equal Opportunity Schools after a stop in the political world. Marquise served as the Regional Manager for Save the Children Action Network, a policy organization aimed at advocating for investments in early childhood education now. He also was the Field Director for the Seattle Preschool Program campaign that created a system for all children to have an opportunity to attend preschool.
Beyond his policy work, he brings a strong background in school/community partnerships and youth development. He was the Community Organizer for the immigrant refugee community of White Center. In addition, he was the Assistant Director for College and Career Readiness programs at the Meredith Mathews YMCA where he worked with a number of Seattle Public Schools high schools. His passion lies in social justice with an emphasis on engagement and equity. He is an active member in his community volunteering with youth groups such as: The Service Board, The Portfolio Project and Treehouse. His aim when working with youth is providing the perspective that their wildest dreams are possible if they chase them with great intensity.
Marquise has a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Marketing, Retail Merchandising and Leadership from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.