Morandon A. Henry serves as a voice of strength for a generation of young people in his community and beyond. With a unique ability to both influence and inspire change and has been highly instrumental in representing and articulating the views of young people.
In 2010, Henry recognized that his community needed innovative leadership to concentrate on the needs of African Americans. After being inspired by his mentor, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and his grandparents, Henry attended the Oakland NAACP Youth Council leadership training which was the first time he was introduced to the NAACP shown in a youth perspective. Since then, Morandon’s interest in pertinent issues and passion for serving the Association never ceased.
In the NAACP, he has fulfilled several roles at the local, state, and national level. He is currently a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, and 2nd Vice President of the California Hawaii NAACP Youth & College Division.
Mr. Henry has an extensive and proven working knowledge of Public Policy and Civic Engagement. He currently serves as a Public Policy Consultant at the University of San Francisco where he currently worked on a 1.5 million dollar grant application to the National Institute of Aging for a 3 year project focused on increasing the engagement of African Americans in Dementia Research. Morandon is currently the Secretary for the California Young Democrats Black Caucus.
In 2016 he served as a Field Organizer with Hillary for America during the California primary, where he trained and mobilized volunteers on grassroots organizing in the San Francisco Bay Area. During the general election, he served on For45 which was the Young Professionals for Hillary Clinton National Finance Committee.
He has received numerous awards and honors for his work, including the NAACP Gloster B Current National Youth Leadership Award, the City of Berkeley Mayors Award (2009, 2012), Consorts Club of the Bay Area Youth Scholar Award, and Oakland Unified School District Community Service Award.
Morandon is a Graduate of Oral Roberts University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.
He is a native of Berkeley, California.