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Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich

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Board Member

Phone: (202) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  District of Columbia , United States
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Inc
1050 Connecticut Avenue , NW , 10Th Floor - Suite # 1000
Washington Dc , District of Columbia 20036
United States

Company Description: The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Inc. was founded in 1976 on the principle of the yet unfulfilled realization of a full democracy. Building upon...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Ph.D
  • Ph.D. , City and Regional Planning and Urban Policy
    University of Pennsylvania
  • Master's Degree , Public Administration
    School of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota
  • Bachelors Degree , Political Science
    North Carolina Central University
  • political science
    Free University
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree , Political Science
    North Carolina Central University
  • Master of Arts , Public Administration
    University of Minnesota's Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs
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Web References
NCBCP: Board of Directors, 7 Jan 2016 [cached]
Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich Public Member?
The National Labor College for Union Communities, 13 May 2009 [cached]
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich has authored numerous publications based upon her research on political power and urban diversity; women in the political process; equity and justice issues; and national urban policy. She consults frequently and has been a faculty member since 2003. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from North Carolina Central University, a M.P.A. from the Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in City Planning and Urban Policy from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia.
By:Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich ..., 19 Oct 2005 [cached]
By:Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich |
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich
Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich is co-founder of the Center for Community and Economic Justice and is former executive director of the Black Leadership Forum. She is a professor at National Labor College in Maryland.
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich named ... [cached]
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich named to Senior Hall of Fame
ST. PETERSBURG - Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, President/CEO of St. Petersburg's Center for Community and Economic Justice, Inc. (CCEJ), has been inducted ...
Uncrowned Community Builders :: Biography for Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich, 16 Jan 2014 [cached]
Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich
Dr. Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwich is an author, public scholar, policy analyst, community activist, and spokesperson on behalf of creative black leadership and urban politics.
As executive director and chief operating officer of the Black Leadership Forum, Inc., a twenty-three year confederation of the top national civil rights and service organizations, she facilitates dialogue among African American leadership and designs opportunities for collaboration, across racial lines, on issues important to the community. She also is a professor of Urban Power Politics at several nationally recognized universities.
Dr. Scruggs-Leftwich received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master's degree from the Hubert H. Humphrey School of the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor's degree from North Carolina Central University. She also was a Fulbright Fellow to Germany.
Previously she was deputy Mayor of Philadelphia; New York State's Housing Commissioner; HUD's Deputy Assistant Secretary; Executive Director of President Carter's Urban and Regional Policy Group which issued the first formal National Urban Policy over two decades ago; and director of the Urban and National Policy Institutes for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington. Dr. Scruggs-Leftwich co-owned several non-depository banking corporations and has served as a consulting vice president in the municipal finance field.
She is regularly quoted in newspapers around the country and has been profiled in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other publications. She is a commentator on the News Hour with Jim Lehrer and appears frequently on many other public affairs broadcast shows.
Dr. Scruggs-Leftwich has written over one hundred publications. She writes a syndicated column for The National Newspaper Association and is working on her next book, Sound Bites of Protest: Race, Politics and Public Policy.
She has been a professor at several top universities throughout her career including Howard Universityand the University of Pennsylvania. She is listed in Who's Who Among Black Americans; Who's Who in America; Who's Who Among American Women; and her career and life are described in the Biography of African American Women.
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