Deshaun Rice previously studied music and film at Georgetown University. He began his journey with America’s Promise as an intern focused on youth employment initiatives, and is now a full-time Associate on the Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships team. He works closely with the YES Project, where he has helped guide community investment and engagement efforts, and has written on various employment-related topics—most recently in a piece for Forbes.com focused on class dynamics in the workplace. He is the father of one 4-year-old son and the oldest of 8 kids. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to and making music.