Executive Director and Co-Founder
Erick King is a social entrepreneur, investor, and advisor with a focus on inclusive community development. With over 19 years of experience in juvenile justice, affordable housing, and nonprofit leadership, Mr. King is a leader in sustainable inclusive growth within the National Capital Region.
Mr. King is the Co-Founder in Executive Director of the Capital Youth Empowerment Program which provides social and economic empowerment programs including fatherhood, workforce development, STEM, and teen sexual health. His unique approach of using evidence-based programming and culturally competent staff was shaped by his work with Fairfax County and Arlington County Court Services Units. In addition, Mr. King recently founded King Consulting and Development Group, Inc. to support diversity and inclusion within university and corporate environments.
Mr. King is an active Virginia Tech alumnus serving on the Apex Systems Center for Entrepreneurship Board of Advisors, the Honors College Calhoun Discovery Program as a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer, and as a member of the Black Alumni Association (Ut Prosim Awardee 2018). He earned degrees in Sociology and Political Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 2000.