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TEDxManhattanBeach - Blair Taylor - Innovating In The Social Sector

Blair Hamilton Taylor is the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Urban League, an affiliate of one of the nations leading civil rights organizations with offices in more than 100 cities. With a staff of over 300 and a budget in excess of $25 million, the 88-year-old Los Angeles Urban League is one of Americas largest civil rights entities. Taylor is a visionary leader, community servant and coalition builder with more than twenty years of public and private sector business experience. A native of New York and the third of five children, Taylor learned the value of higher education at a young age. Taylor most recently served as the Executive Vice President of College Summit, a national college access initiative with a track record of nearly doubling the college enrollment rates of low income students in the communities it serves. During his tenure, College Summit achieved the fastest growth in the organizations history, quadrupling its student outreach to more than 6,000 students in 2005. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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