Social Entrepreneur | Interfaith Activist | Communicator
Frank Fredericks is the founder of World Faith, a global nonprofit working to end religious violence, and Mean Communications, a digital agency for social good. After graduating from NYU, Frank worked in the music industry, managing artists such as Lady Gaga. As an active writer, Frank has contributed to the Huffington Post, Washington Post, and Sojourners.
While doing independent research on Christian-Muslim relations in Egypt, he became inspired to found World Faith, an interfaith action organization, mobilizing religiously-diverse youth to volunteer in development projects spanning 10 countries, taking on issues such as education, public health, and women’s empowerment.
Frank also founded Mean Communications, a digital agency helping non-profits, corporations, and startups, on branding, social media, PR, marketing, and advertising. Mean Communications has gained clients over a million views on youtube, managed over $900,000 in ad budgets, and trained thousands of activists and thought leaders around the world in branding, messaging, public speaking, and digital strategy.
Frank is an active writer, contributing on issues ranging from business, technology, religion, and music, and is a frequent contributor to the Huffington Post's Religion section. Frank has spoken around the world, at the United Nations, the US State Department, and has been interviewed on Good Morning America, NPR, New York Magazine, and many others. He is an alumnus of the IFYC Fellowship, YouthActionNet Fellowship, The AMENDS Fellowship at Stanford University, Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship at Cambridge and Cornell Universities, and the Soliya Network Fellowship. Frank has been recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and attended Oxford University’s Said Business School as one of two awardees with a full-ride through the Global Shaper Community Scholarship.
Frank resides in Astoria, Queens, in New York City with his wife Medina, fervently reading, cooking, and playing guitar.