Christopher C. King, MPA, MBA is a venture partner, entrepreneur, educator, and consultant recognized by Black Enterprise, Village Capital, the DC Mayor's Office of Greater Economic Opportunity, the National Institute of Health, and the Howard University Trustees for impact and innovation achievements.
He is an EdPioneers Impact Fellow alum. On his projects in philanthropy, he supported political and advocacy research for the City Fund and the campaign for systems of great schools. He is also the principal and founder at We Are Marcus (WAM), an education technology venture which creates scalable character analytics for students of color to affect suspension rates and substance abuse disorders. Prior to WAM, Christopher has ten years of experience working at the intersection of education, technology and social impact.
Christopher recently won a challenge grant to serve as a Principal Investigator for a research project supported by the National Institute of Health. Leading a team of clinicians and technologists to determine the early indicators of success on how digital platforms can affect the social determinants of health for youth in the opioid crisis. His leadership in design thinking methodology secured grant support from Village Capital investments and the Mayor of D.C.’s Department of Greater Economic Opportunity.
He has taught at D.C.’s Inclusive Innovation Incubator (in3), Citybridge Education Foundation, and presented his findings at the Howard University School of Business and the School of Law. He holds a B.A. in Public Policy with honors distinction from Rockefeller College at the University at Albany, an M.P.A. from the Austin W. Marxe School of Public Affairs at Baruch College, and earned trustee scholar awards for his M.B.A. at Howard University’s School of Business. He serves on the auxiliary board for After-School All-Stars and advises social impact organizations in five countries including the US, Dubai, UK, Africa, Colombia, and the Caribbean.