Turahn Dorsey ’89
Turahn Dorsey is a researcher, policymaker, and strategist whose career has focused on systems change and civic innovation. As Chief Impact Officer at the Eastern Bank Foundation, he helps the foundation invest in strategies to expand economic mobility and inclusion across the region and is among the leaders reshaping the early childhood landscape in Massachusetts. Additionally, Dorsey is the co-founder of the Jazz Urbane Cafe, a new arts hub and full service restaurant slated to open in Boston's Nubian Square and is the the Benjamin Franklin Cummings Institute of Technology’s current board chair. Finally, Dorsey served as Boston’s Chief of Education in Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s cabinet from September 2014 to November 2018.