Juma Crawford

President, Lewis Family Foundation

As President of the Lewis Family Foundation, Boston, Juma has as his primary mission increasing the four-year college graduation rate and middle skills jobs for young people from Boston’s Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan neighborhoods. It is also his passion. Juma grew up in the bay area of California, moved to Massachusetts to attend Amherst College, and continued his education at Harvard University, where he obtained a master’s degree in Education and Public Policy and a law degree from Boston College. Prior to joining the Lewis Family Foundation, Juma was a founding teacher of Codman Academy Charter School and served as the founding Head of the Upper School of Community Charter School of Cambridge, Head of School at Little House Middle School, and Executive Director of Friends of the Children.