Chris Stewart
President and CEO of the Wayfinder Foundation, anti-poverty advocate

Chris Stewart is President and CEO of the Wayfinder Foundation, a nonprofit that invests in grassroots anti-poverty and education activism. Prior to that, he built relationships in urban communities as Director of External Affairs at Education Post, a public education advocacy nonprofit. And prior to that, Stewart was the founding Executive Director of the African American Leadership Forum (AALF), a cross-sector network of Black leaders working to develop and implement an urban policy agenda across five northwest states. In 2007, Chris Stewart was elected to the Minneapolis Public Schools Board of Education. In that role, he helped establish the Office of New Schools, an area of the Minneapolis Public Schools to implement school reform strategies. At the same time, he created the Equity and Achievement Committee; authored a board-level “Covenant with the African American Community”; and advocated safe, orderly, and rigorous schools that prepare students for the real world. Chris blogs and tweets under the name Citizen Stewart and publishes at Citizen Ed. He is based in the Minneapolis area.