Dr. Garry Mendez, Jr. is an author, public scholar and community activist who has been addressing the issues confronting African-American families and communities using culture and value-based leadership for over 40 years.
Prior to founding The Trust, Dr. Mendez was a National Institute of Justice Fellow and developed the Crime Prevention programs for the National Urban League. Dr. Mendez received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, his M.A. from the Bank Street College of Education and his B.A. from Hobart College.