Albert Phillips was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and received primary education in the Baltimore City Public Schools System. He earned an Associate of Arts in General Studies from Baltimore City Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Print Journalism from Morgan State University, and a Master of Science in Education from Johns Hopkins University.
Upon graduating from Morgan State in 2013, Albert shifted his primary career passion from writing for numerous local and national publications to the development of inner-city youth. He served various roles working directly with Baltimore City youth while employed by the YMCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Choice Program. In 2015, he earned a state and national award for exemplary community service throughout Baltimore City.
In 2016, Albert transitioned into education to work within the same school system that taught him. He worked as a paraprofessional, teacher, and administrator in Baltimore City Public Schools for about four years.
Currently, Albert works as a Work-Based Learning Specialist with Baltimore City Public Schools, helping students gain access to work-based learning opportunities including career exploration, professional development, and career preparation.
Albert is also founder and CEO of Free Black Mind Educational Group, a social enterprise startup that provides digital and print resources designed to empower and educate Black youth. His first self-published book, Y’all Hiring? The Black Teen’s Guide to Navigating Employment was released in October 2020.
Albert is a man of the people and is devoted to helping to drastically change the lives of youth living in communities devastated by racism and white supremacy.
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