Jeffery T.D. Wallace is a Next Gen social entrepreneur uniquely equipped to fulfill the dual roles of visionary and architect to find a sustainable solution to any social issue. He is president and CEO of LeadersUp, a nonprofit that bridges the gap between the untapped potential of young people and the business challenge of finding and keeping the best talent.
With Wallace, LeadersUp has established best practices by facilitating employer-led solutions that are demand-driven and human-centered to tackle high youth unemployment in Chicago, Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area. He gets in front of the issues that fuel educational and economic inequities, and unites people around shared goals to achieve disruptive and transformative change. He is also a fellow of the Presidio Institute and is a Metropolitan Non-Resident Fellow of the Brookings Institution.