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Terence Lester is a storyteller, public scholar, speaker, community activist, and author. He is the founder and Executive Director of Love Beyond Walls, a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about poverty and homelessness and mobilizes communities.

He’s known for nationwide campaigns that bring attention to issues such as homelessness, poverty, and economic inequality.

These campaigns have been featured in a variety of media outlets, including MLK50, CNN, Good Morning America, Essence Magazine, TEDx, TVONE, Creative Mornings, USA Today, NBC, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) National Magazine, NBCNews, AJC, Black Enterprise, Rolling Out, and Upworthy. Millions of people around the world have viewed these campaigns.

Terence’s unique approach combines storytelling and digital media to illustrate social justice issues and provide practical strategies for resolving them.

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From Streets to Scholarship by Terence Lester is a newsletter about how public policy, poverty, and race impact those living on the margins of society.