Benjamin Todd Jealous has joined the Kapor Center for Social Impact. In addition to becoming a partner, he is also on the board's 'Level Playing Field Institute', a non-profit that aims to eliminate barriers faced by people of color in science, technology, engineering and math.
Jealous is the former president and CEO of the NAACP.
"Ben Jealous has dedicated his life to advancing civil rights and narrowing the gaps that prevent opportunity and access for all Americans," said Julian Bond, Chairman Emeritus of the NAACP Board of Directors. "This partnership with the Kapor Center takes an innovative approach to tackling crucial issues of inequality, and I look forward to watching him impress and inspire us in this role, as he did at the NAACP."
According to an article published by the San Francisco Business Times, as a partner at Kapor, he will work on for-profit investments and non-profit activities.
Before joining the NAACP in 2008, Jealous was president of the Rosenberg Foundation in San Francisco. He also served as director of Amnesty International’s U.S. human rights program.
Read more at the San Francisco Business Times.