A montage of the Black Achievement & National CARES Mentoring Movement. Diana Morris, Open Society Institute - Baltimore
Diana Morris, a life-long social justice advocate, has led the Open Society Institute-Baltimore since the office opened 15 years ago. She was recently named as one of the Daily Record’s Most Admired CEOs.
Susan L. Taylor
Susan Taylor is synonymous with Essence magazine, the brand she built as its chief editor for nearly three decades. A legend in the magazine publishing world, her focus and passion today is the National CARES Mentoring Movement, a call to action, which she founded in 2005 as Essence CARES. The CARES mentoring movement is a massive campaign to recruit able adults to help secure the many Black children who are in peril and losing ground. The goals of National CARES are to increase high school graduation rates among African American students, end the violence in Black communities and the over-incarceration of our young. Susan Taylor is a native of Harlem. She received a bachelor of science degree from Fordham University.