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AJ Yates

Director, Programs


After graduating from Antioch University with a degree in African American Studies (minor in mathematics), AJ spent over two decades working in independent schools as a teacher, coach, advisor and dorm parent. Prior to joining TCEI, AJ was a Major Gifts Officer, Director of Multicultural Outreach and Senior Associate Director of Admission at a boarding school in Southern California. AJ currently serves as a board member for the Ventura Surf Soccer Club.

AJ resides in Pasadena, California with his wife, Carin, two daughters, Sydney and Jordan and dog, Ollie.

The Children’s Education Initiative is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization.

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