Brian Favors is the Co-Founder and Program Director of the Nate Parker Foundation, which merges film, storytelling and culturally responsive educational programming for youth and young adults to combat the crisis facing African and African American communities.
In 2009 Mr. Favors co-founded Breaking The Cycle Consulting Services where he specializes in preparing educators and parents to utilize culturally responsive teaching methods to increase academic achievement in at risk student populations. He is also the co-founder and director of Sankofa Community Empowerment, Inc., a non-profit organization that services urban communities through culturally responsive educational programs in New York and Philadelphia. Mr. Favors taught social studies and special education at Bushwick Community Alternative High School for over a decade and worked in higher education at both Penn State University and at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York.
He was a contributing author to both Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups (Springer Publishing Company, 2014) and The Birth of a Nation and the Making of a Movement (Simon and Schuster, 2016). He was also featured in the National Geographic documentary film Rise Up: The Legacy of Nat Turner and appears frequently on Hot 97’s Street Soldiers as an expert in education. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Davis, an M.Ed. from Penn State University and an M.S.Ed from Queens College.