Eric Morrison-Smith, Policy Associate, manages policy work for the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color (ABMoC), a national network of community and advocacy organizations coming together to advance race and gender justice by transforming policies that are failing boys and men of color and their families. Before joining PolicyLink, Eric worked at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. He focused on strategy and communications and led a regional initiative to lower youth disconnection rates in San Diego County. Eric was also the Program Manager at RISE San Diego, an organization working to elevate and advance urban leadership through dialogue-based civic engagement and organizing support to increase the capacity of urban residents to effect meaningful community change. He currently sits on the board of Mid-City CAN and the Tariq Khamisa Foundation. In his free time, Eric is an avid reader of history, race, and political economy books and organizes a community learning space - Borrowed Knowledge.