Darius Graham

Program Director, Baltimore

Darius Graham joined the Weinberg Foundation as a program director for Baltimore in 2018. He is responsible for leading the Foundation’s strategy and key relationships in the Baltimore region, overseeing the Community Services portfolio across the Foundation’s priority communities, and managing several signature initiatives. These include the Foundation’s partnership with Robin Hood Foundation on the $25 million Mobility LABs economic mobility initiative and the $3.7 million partnership with organizations in Stockton, CA to improve academic and civic outcomes.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Graham was the founding director of two innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives at Johns Hopkins University (Social Innovation Lab and the FastForward U student innovation hub) where he helped students, faculty, and community members transform new technologies and novel ideas into viable ventures.

Graham is a Civil Society Fellow with The Aspen Institute and ADL and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He serves as a trustee, board secretary, and co-chair of the public engagement committee at the Baltimore Museum of Art and as a trustee and executive committee member at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. He also serves on the steering committee for the mayor’s guaranteed income pilot program and on the advisory board for My Brother’s Keeper – Baltimore, a collective of public and private sector leaders committed to improving outcomes for boys and young men of color.

Graham previously founded DC Social Innovation Project, a nonprofit that provided funding and pro bono assistance to help launch and grow innovative, grassroots community initiatives in Washington, DC. He is a former Social Entrepreneur-In-Residence at University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and has served on the District of Columbia Commission on National & Community Service. Graham began his career as an associate at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

He received a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude from Florida A&M University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley – School of Law, where he served as an editor of the California Law Review and as editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of African American Law & Policy. A former Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum, Graham has been recognized by Baltimore Business Journal as one of Baltimore’s 40 Under 40 and has been named to The Daily Record’s Very Important Professionals list. He is a member of the 2016 class of Greater Baltimore Committee’s Leadership Program.

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