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WASHINGTON, D.C.–My Brother’s Keeper Alliance announced Blair Taylor as its new CEO. Taylor will join MBKA this month.

MBKA was launched in the Spring of 2015 as an independent private sector effort in response to President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative, which was created to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure all youth can reach their full potential. Former Deloitte CEO, Joe Echevarria, led the effort to form MBKA with a group of like-minded peers, as an opportunity to elevate the conversation, and utilize strategic, evidence-based interventions from community, private, and social enterprise partners that tackle the achievement gaps from cradle to career.

Taylor currently serves as chief community officer at Starbucks and president of the Starbucks Foundation Board of Directors. In his current role, he leads Starbucks’ community investments and programs.  Over the past four years, Blair and his teams have contributed to its long-standing social impact efforts, including the College Achievement Plan Solutions City(SM) initiative and the launch of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, a coalition of more than 35 companies committed to hiring 100,000 Opportunity Youth by 2018.

MBKA, and do so with a renewed emphasis on measuring success and helping communities to achieve tangible results.”

Taylor has been widely recognized and celebrated for his creativity, leadership, and innovation for nearly two decades.


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