Curtis is senior associate to the Interaction Institute for Social Change. He brings to IISC experience in education, community building, leadership development and program design, as well as a passion for efforts that support environmental sustainability. Prior to joining IISC, Curtis was the Program and Knowledge Manager of the Building Excellent Schools Fellowship for aspiring urban charter school founders.
Curtis was raised in Flint, Michigan, and benefited from early experiences living overseas. After college, he returned to Africa to do community and youth development work in Zimbabwe through Silveira House, and went on to create ImPACT, a model youth service learning program based at The Learning Web in Ithaca, New York.
In addition to his work at IISC, Curtis is an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University and a board member of the New England Grassroots Environment Fund. He has a B.A. from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School.