Alvin Glymph

Breakout Session: Community: Data-Driven Decisions

Alvin Glymph is the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at the United Way of Greater Atlanta. He is a staunch believer that all students need the opportunity to be educated so they can have realistic options to be productive citizens.

Prior to joining the team at the United Way, he served as the Director of Grants and Partnerships Development for DeKalb County School District, Director of Evaluation and Strategic Partnerships at Project GRAD Atlanta, and was a Research Associate with the Georgia State University Applied Research Center in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. He also is the founder of Glymph and Associates, LLC and co-author of the novel, Tourist in Your Own Town. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, Alvin earned his master’s in educational research from Emory University in Atlanta.

He has spent most of his life using his skills to improve conditions for underserved people across the nation. He serves as a youth basketball coach and as the board chair for the Brighter DeKalb Foundation, a foundation that supports the services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB). In acknowledgement of his record of meritorious service, he has received the Maroon Citation from Colgate and the Atlanta Partners for Education A+ Partnership Award by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce.

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