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Ed Davies

Ed Davies was named Executive Director of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation in November 2012. Davies is a dynamic leader with nearly 15 years of experience in education and youth grantmaking, program development and nonprofit management. He brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to carry out the Trust’s mission of ensuring youth in the District of Columbia have opportunities to engage in high-quality programs.

Davies oversaw several youth programs at the Trust from 2004 to 2007, and re-joined the Trust in January 2012 as the vice president of external affairs. In that capacity, he established and maintained public/private partnerships both locally and nationally. He also managed external communications and oversaw the DC Opportunity Scholarship Program, which provides private school scholarships for low-income District students. During his previous time with the Trust, Davies directed programs such as the school and community partnerships, the Youth Sports Network, and the Wallace Foundation-funded Project My Time. In every role, Davies has organized efforts between the Trust, DC Public Schools, local government agencies, funders and nonprofits to provide a strong support network for DC youth.

In 2011 and 2012, Davies coordinated Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s One City Summer Initiative, a partnership between District agencies and community-based organizations that provided high-quality summer programming to more than 40,000 District youth and served 26,000 meals daily through the DC Free Summer Meals program.

Prior to rejoining the Trust, Davies served as executive director of the Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, an organization focused on expanding educational opportunities for gifted and talented African-American students in Baltimore. He also spent four years as the manager of education and youth initiatives at the Fannie Mae Foundation. He serves on the board of the Crossroads Academy, a public charter school in Baltimore, MD, and sits on several local advisory boards and committees focused on youth issues.