Albert Ivory, a junior at Towson University, is a student leader with a passion of educating others on critical issues. He has helped the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility register students to vote during the 2018 midterm election, provide them resources that they can use to research candidates and policies, and polling locations. He's currently working on promoting student entrepreneurship, Towson Safety Day, and address food insecurity. He's also a staff writer for the campus newspaper "The Towerlight" and a Board member in the Black Student Union.
One of my earliest projects to promote civic engagement was my Eagle Scout project that was titled "Don't Hang with the Gang," which was a conference about gang culture and what influences prospective gang members. After I graduated from high school, I interned for Creation Justice Ministries, an environmental advocacy organization that focuses on promoting sustainability and environmentalism in major Christian denominations. I also got the opportunity to intern for Equal Justice Under Law, a civil rights nonprofit that seeks to end class discrimination in the prison system and the cycles of poverty in the nation. On campus, I'm a staff writer for the newspaper, The Towerlight, and published articles that discuss topics, such as immigration, domestic violence, mass incarceration, and more. Another one of my roles is being a Co-Director of Towson Freedom School, which is a social justice group that educates people on issues that affect the Black community, such as mental health, education inequities, and more. I also serve as the SGA Director of Civic Engagement and worked on initiatives that consist of campus safety and voting in the 2018 midterm election.