Tevin I. Ellis is a native of San Antonio, TX representing Region VI for the NAACP’s National Board of Directors. Tevin is the Chief Operating Officer of The Forerunners which is a cohort of young professionals seeking the betterment of the greater community through civic engagement, educational outreach, and by providing the necessary tools for primary and secondary school students seeking to deploy their craft for the betterment of the communities in which they reside. Mr. Ellis studied Criminal Justice Legal Assistance and minored in Business Management while at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX. There, he served as the president of Residence Hall Council and led as a committee chair for several NAACP committees on campus.
Tevin loves traveling the country advocating for civil rights and has been an active member of the NAACP for over a decade and has held leadership positions spanning from his Presidency at the local youth council in San Antonio, TX to Vice President and Secretary of the Texas Youth and College State conference and most recently as a member of the National Youth Works Committee. A student, a civil rights advocate, and a warrior for the culture, one of Mr. Ellis’ life mottos is an African proverb that read’s “When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion.” because of his belief that it takes a conglomerate effort to combat the injustices that oppress people of color.