Director, DC Social Innovation Project
Darius Graham is the founder and director of DC Social Innovation Project, an organization providing funding and pro bono services to help community members and organizations launch or grow innovative community programs tackling pressing social issues in Washington, DC. He also serves as a Social Entrepreneur-In-Residence in the Center for Social Value Creation at the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. Darius was previously an associate in the corporate restructuring group at the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He has served as a mayor-appointed commissioner on the District of Columbia Commission on National & Community Service and is an alum and trustee of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship. Darius is author of the award-winning book, Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World. He received a B.A. summa cum laude from Florida A&M University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley - School of Law where he served as an editor of the California Law Review and as editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of African-American Law & Policy.