Antonio Saunders

There’s a chasm between the world and being free, and Antonio provides a radical space to  help others find their freedom.

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Antonio A. Saunders is the Vice President of Program at Teach For America, shaping the strategy for leadership development and organizational learning for 13 regions, while also leading enterprise level diversity, inclusion and equity programming. Antonio is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from Coach Training Institute, one of the world’s largest training programs in business management and leadership development.

A child of the south, Antonio brings an American story with a black soul made beautiful through personal and professional leadership across a litany of life experiences. He’s led households and teams, inspiring change and finding new ways to ground his faith in people. His work and his life have taken him across the country, and at every stop he’s stared down the systems that keep us all from collectively being free.

A spiritual force that calls out true and seeks to unite people to a greater purpose, Antonio is an innovative, galvanizing storyteller, a coach, and organizational leader. With no issue too big or small, Antonio has trained thousands of teachers and influencers on how to reform systems that no longer serve us or our children.

His impact can be felt everywhere, but his work can be found at Teach For America where he serves as organizational leader. His upcoming podcast, The Promised Land, debuts Fall 2018.  With an eye to the future, he has also created “Black and Brown Futures”, his approach to designing new, equity-based data products that equip and empower young people with a clear, actionable view of their expected trajectory (socio-economically and beyond) to place them on a self-determined pathway.

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