Allen Lee

Allen Lee

Senior Public Programs & Education Manager


National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta, GA USA


Never compare your insides to other people’s outsides.

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Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Grew up in Conway, South Carolina, amidst a lot of racial tension within his community—says this sparked his early interest in social justice and youth engagement.
After graduating from Davidson College with his degree in political science, he spent a year working a lot of different jobs on campus...including polishing the trophy case!
He got a job as a temporary student teacher through a program that sought to get minorities interested in teaching private school.
Discovered how much he loved teaching, but struggled with limited opportunities because he was a minority candidate without a teaching degree.
The school eventually offered to combine two part-time positions teaching Spanish and art into one full-time job for him—says, “You have to be open to opportunities. Why not?!”
Moved to Atlanta where he applied to Teach for America—he ended up teaching in public schools for over 10 years.
Attended Georgia State University as a graduate student and received his master’s degree in teaching.
Was a volunteer at the Center for Civil and Human Rights before he was hired full time—encourages people to get involved in as many different ways as they can.
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Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Political Science and Government, General
Davidson College
graduate
Graduate
Secondary Education and Teaching
Georgia State University
certification
Certification/License
History Teacher Education
certification
Certification/License
Behavioral Sciences
Career

Career

Senior Public Programs & Education Manager

I manage a team that develops public programs, educational content, & strategic partnerships.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Non-Profit Organizations
Helping People
Helping People

Day to Day

Morning check in with the team on current initiatives, mid-morning organizational meeting or connections with potential program/education partners. Afternoon program evaluation and long term planning.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Event management, budgeting, grant-writing/reporting, public policy, non-profit management, personnel management.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Find a solid organization or other resources to guide/mentor you in areas where you are weak. Find out the certifications, associations that matter and can help you develop the network that you need.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Political Science and Government, General
graduate
Graduate
Secondary Education and Teaching
certification
Certification/License
History Teacher Education
certification
Certification/License
Behavioral Sciences
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Why would you want to be a teacher, I thought you were really going to do something big. "

Challenges I Overcame

Racial Discrimination
Self-Esteem Issues
School Stress
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Interviewed By

Stories from Georgia State University

Stories from Georgia State University

Georgia State University Roadtrip

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