Senior Director - Social Ventures, Per Scholas, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cohort: Center for Creative Leadership, New York, 2019
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ZuQuan Rooks is a business professional currently working for Per Scholas, a national nonprofit which provides cost-free IT training and job placement to curious and motivated candidates in over 11 locations nationwide. He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration, and currently teaches as a part-time adjunct professor at NYU - School of Professional Studies. In his primary role, he brokers partnerships that generate earned revenue, which is a vital supplement to traditional nonprofit funding. ZuQuan has partnered with several Fortune 100 firms, leveraging their company goals with his nonprofit mission. He has worked with C-suite executives, community and education leaders of all sorts to push forward the mission he is championing. He values and constantly invests his time and efforts toward promoting social awareness and considers even just one person who is compelled to support such pivotal causes as a success. He mentors young professionals in his spare time and loves to unwind by composing and performing music with fellow musicians.