Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

Writing since January 2021 2 stories contributed

Chris​ ​Stewart​ ​is​ ​​CEO​ ​of​ ​Brightbeam, ​a public education advocacy nonprofit. In 2018, he founded Wayfinder​ ​Foundation,​ ​a​ ​nonprofit​ ​that​ ​invests​ ​in grassroots​ ​anti-poverty​ ​and​ ​education​ ​activism. Prior​ ​to​ ​that​ ​he​ ​built​ ​relationships​ ​in​ ​urban​ ​communities​ ​as​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​External​ ​Affairs​ ​at Education​ ​Post.​ ​In 2013 Chris​ ​became the​ ​founding Executive​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​the​ ​African​ ​American​ ​Leadership​ ​Forum​ ​(AALF),​ ​a​ ​cross-sector​ ​network​ ​of Black​ ​leaders​ ​working​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​and​ ​implement​ ​an​ ​urban​ ​policy​ ​agenda​ ​across​ ​five​ ​northwest states. In​ ​2007​ ​Chris​ ​was​ ​elected​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Minneapolis​ ​Public​ ​Schools​ ​Board​ ​of​ ​Education.​ ​In​ ​that​ ​role,​ ​he helped​ ​establish​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​New​ ​Schools,​ ​a​ ​department​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Minneapolis​ ​Public​ ​Schools that​ ​implemented​ ​school​ ​reform​ ​strategies. Chris​ ​blogs​ ​and​ ​tweets​ ​under​ ​the​ ​name​ ​​Citizen​ ​Stewart​​ ​and​ ​publishes​ ​at​ Citizen​​.Education.​ ​He lives​ ​in​ ​rural​ ​Minnesota.

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