T. Morgan Dixon
T. Morgan Dixon is the Co-Founder of GirlTrek, a groundbreaking two-year-old national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C that inspires and supports African American women and girls to live their healthiest, most fulfilled lives—simply by walking.
Through grassroots organizing and award-winning social media campaigns, GirlTrek supports over 25,000 walkers, 400 volunteers and inspires an ever-growing network of 200,000 supporters. GirlTrek is quickly becoming a “go-to” organization in the public health space. They have built partnerships with such companies as Kaiser Permanente, National Park Service, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign.
Morgan is a street-organizer who is inspired by her family and the philosophies of women like Ella Baker and Septima Clark. Prior to co-founding GirlTrek, Morgan was on the front lines of education reform and served as director of leadership development for one of the largest charter school networks in the country, Achievement First. Before Achievement First, Morgan directed the development and start-up of six public schools in NYC for St. Hope and the Urban Assembly—two organizations funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In 2012, Morgan was awarded Teach For America's 2012 Social Innovation Award and in 2014 was named among the top 1% of global social innovators by Echoing Green as well as an Ashoka Fellow. She has been a featured on CNN, in The Washington Post, and The New York Times. Morgan earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Southern California, a Master of Education Policy and Leadership at Seton Hall and currently serves on the Boards of Trustees for both the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) and Teach for Haiti.