ROC the Future has named Brian Lewis its new executive director.

He replaces Jackie Campbell who retired after serving as the executive director for the alliance since 2015.

Lewis previously served as chief program officer at Exalt Youth, a NYC-based nonprofit.

While there, Lewis led efforts focused on juvenile justice and youth development.

He has spent fifteen years of his career working to eliminate disparities in education, supporting individuals navigating the criminal justice system, and bringing more equitable employment outcomes to historically underserved communities.

“I am so honored and privileged to have a pivotal role in bringing sustainable improvements to the Rochester community that will ensure every child is school ready, supported, successful and ready for college and a career,” Lewis said.

ROC the Future is an alliance of over 60 leading Rochester-area institutions and community partners that promotes alignment of community resources to improve the academic achievement of Rochester’s children.

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