Kofi Hope is a Rhodes Scholar with a Doctor of Philosophy in Politics, a community activist, and a youth advocate. He has over 10 years of experience in designing, managing, and implementing community-based programs and is an accomplished public speaker. In 2005 he founded the Black Youth Coalition Against Violence, work which led to him being named one of the Top 10 People to Watch in Toronto by the Toronto Star. Kofi is currently the Managing Director of Community Empowering Enterprises (CEE). CCE increases economic opportunities for Black youth living in Toronto’s priority neighborhoods, by supporting them in the areas of employment, social enterprise and entrepreneurship.