About the Author: Eric Strong


Eric Strong is an activist, writer, and educator in South Los Angeles. He attended two HBCUs (Johnson C. Smith University, Howard University), before receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Africana Studies from San Diego State University. He went on to receive his Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of Southern California and is currently a high school Mathematics Teacher and New Teacher Mentor.

Strong also works with FAMLI, Inc. as a curriculum and program developer and co-facilitator of the “See A Man, Be A Man” Mentorship Program. This 9-point program aids young Black men toward recognizing their leadership qualities, abilities to succeed, and their power and responsibility of being a Black man in America. In this program, he has created and instructed lessons on Black history, domestic violence, police brutality, personal responsibility, scholarship, etiquette, and manhood, while being a mentor and friend to the young men in and out of the program. 

Eric Strong is also a founding member of Men of Imperial Courts (M.O.I.C). M.O.I.C is a non-profit grass roots organization committed to providing resources and opportunities for the community of Watts, and its surrounding areas. As an acting member, Strong works as a community organizer and school-to-community liaison, and assists in the implementation of community events for children and adults.

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Click here to donate to Eric Strong’s “Progress Is Key” website.

                                                                                                                                            

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