Marco Morrison is a native of Milwaukee, WI and graduated from Rufus King High School. He has over 20 year’s worth of experience in the youth development arena focusing on program design, implementation and evaluation. Marco attended the University of Wisconsin-Parkside where he majored in Sociology & Communication and minored in Ethnic Studies. While attaining his undergraduate degree, Marco worked in the UW-Parkside Precollege Department where he developed his passion for working with young people. Marco continued his quest for knowledge and went on to obtain his Master’s degree in Educational Administration at Eastern Illinois University. Seeing a need in his community, Marco decided to return home to impact young people’s lives in a way that is relevant, intentional and life changing. He worked for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee for 9.5 years providing innovative ideas and strategies to reach those most in need. In 2017, he became the Executive Director for Operation DREAM, Inc., which is an all-boys mentoring and job readiness program. In this program, he impacts the lives of mostly young men of color by providing dedicated mentors, job readiness training, employment, and future goal setting to assist young men on their journey to adulthood. During his time at Operation DREAM, Inc., Marco implemented new programs, and redesigned program outcomes & metrics to add additional impact on the young men and families he served. Prior to his departure from Operation DREAM, Inc., Marco established a social enterprise business, DREAM Screen LLC, that focuses on hands-on entrepreneurship training, career exploration while simultaneously providing employment for young men.
Contact Morrison at MMorrison@CollegePossible.org.