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 a variety of social and economic empowerment programs including fatherhood, workforce development, STEM, and teen sexual health.
His unique approach to 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.
In addition, 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 Guest 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.
Jamar Hudson is 38. A lover of life. A husband. A father. A runner. A believer, Professionally, he is a veteran communications and media professional with over 15 years of experience. A 2004 graduate of Hampton University, he got his start in newspapers before moving on to ESPN in 2006 where he spent six years as an editor for ESPN.com.
Since 2012, he’s work ed in strategic communications and public affairs in various capacities in the Washington, D.C. area. He is currently a program manager for a government contracting company. He lives in Temple Hills, Maryland with his wife Cherisse and his son Emory.
This conversation included discussions about being resilient during the pandemic, the steps necessary to reach success, and what our visions are for Black men and the families they are responsible for in the future. As always, it’s my hope that you all enjoy this installment.