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D'Artagnan Scorza

Executive Director and CEO

Social Justice Learning Institute; Urban Agriculture Enterprises, Inc.

Los Angeles, California

In our great society, everyone deserves the opportunity to live a safe, healthy, and productive life.  Prosperity is the outcome of communities working together to improve each other's lives and build happier families.

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D'Artagnan is a UCLA graduate with a BA in the study of religion and also has a BS in liberal studies with an emphasis in business management from National University.  Currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Education at UCLA, he established the Black Male Youth Academy (BMYA) at Morningside High School, a literacy development program that helps youth use research to create change in their communities.  D'Artagnan is an US Navy Iraq War Veteran and served a two-year term as a member of the Board of Regents, University of California.  He participated in the governance of the university and was an outspoken advocate for equity and inclusion, affordability and access, clean energy and environmental sustainability. He was a 2010 Education Pioneer Fellow and worked at the California Community Foundation (CCF) supporting their scholarships program area. In 2009, he founded the Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) and currently serves as the Executive Director, advancing academic equity and food justice initiatives in underserved communities.