Steve V Headshot Jan 2016

Steve Vassor

New York City

Director, Rumble Young Man, Rumble

Steve Vassor is a long-time family member of the Campaign for Black Achievement, but recently joined the staff as Director of our Rumble Young Man, Rumble Initiative. He is a proud Dad, husband, mentor, man of faith and action. He enjoys travel, and as a former DJ loves rap, his musical first love. Steve feels fortunate to have dedicated his career to serving at non-profits working with, and on behalf of children, youth and families. His mission is to improve life chances for young people, especially urban youth and young Black men. He enjoys creating coalitions, strengthening organizations and developing strategies that lead to improved conditions for young people.

Steve earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mental Health from Morgan State University, and a Master’s in Social Service Administration from Case Western Reserve University. After completing his studies, Steve served as Program Coordinator at East End Neighborhood House, Unit Director of a Boys & Girls Club, Executive Director of the Hampden Family Center, and Chief of Recreation for the City of Baltimore. He funded nonprofits and supported youth development strategies through his work with United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, and went on to support & develop Mentoring Partnerships at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Steve co- chaired the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission for African American Males, the Greater Philadelphia Black Philanthropic Network, and the Rumble Young Man Rumble Five Planning Committee. Steve also founded AMPED (“ampt”) Strategies a consulting firm whose clients included the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, MENTOR, Nike/Jordan Brand, Sneaker Villa, and United Way.