Co-Founder & Co-Director, TJE Center
School of Education, UC Davis
Torry Winn is a Co-Director of TJE. With more than 15 years of professional experience, Winn has worked and consulted with foundations, cities, and non-profits, including Casey Family Programs, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the City of Newark (NJ), the City of Madison (WI), St. HOPE, the MLK Community Resources Collaborative, and Race to Equity. His expertise includes youth programs/education, civic and community engagement, strategic partnerships, race and equity, and community-based participatory research. He is the co-author of the Race to Equity Report, which is a three-year comprehensive study examining racial disparities in Dane County, WI.
He served as the Founding Executive Director of the Martin Luther King, Sr. Community Resources Collaborative (Atlanta), the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships for St. HOPE Academy (California and New York), and the Executive Director of Uth Turn (Newark, NJ). Winn, a native of Phoenix, earned a BA in English from the University of California, Berkeley, a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University Law School, and a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. He recently completed a Ph.D. in Human Ecology (University of Wisconsin), examining the role of social capital in the educational, leadership and career trajectories of youth of color. Learn more about Lawrence (Torry) Winn.