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Dr. Robert S. Harvey


Dr. Robert S. Harvey


Sector:ACTIVISM/JUSTICEAge: 35Harlem
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Dr. Robert S. Harvey is a man with many hats, all of them centered on improving the lives of Black folks and other marginalized communities. No seriously, this man does it all. Dr. Harvey is not only President of Foodcorps, he’s also a minister, author, and educator. Prior to Foodcorps, Harvey served as Superintendent of East Harlem Scholars Academies, a community-based network of public charter schools. And before that, he served as chief operating officer at Simmons College of Kentucky, a historically Black college in Louisville. So what exactly does Foodcorps do? Well, the organization partners with schools and communities to provide hands-on food education, and “nourishing” school meals. The program also strives to “celebrate” different cultural approaches to eating. So whether you want to celebrate this man for his literary success, his ministry, his work in education, or his role in getting the nation’s kids fed, it’s clear why Dr. Harvey has our vote for The Root 100. 

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