PWR 2016 Featured Speaker - Mike Moroski

Mike Moroski served at Moeller High School for 10 years as a teacher, service learning coordinator, and House Dean. Concurrently, he ran a nonprofit, Choices Cafe, that bridged the gap between those with means & those without. Mike finished his time in secondary education by holding the position of Assistant Principal at Purcell Marian. He was terminated from his post at Purcell Marian by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for his public support of marriage equality. Mike earned his B.A. & M.A. in English from Xavier University, and an M.B.A. in nonprofit administration from the University of Notre Dame (M.N.A.). Currently, in addition to his role as executive director of UpSpring (working to keep children experiencing homelessness connected to their education), Mike is a trustee on the Southwestern Ohio Workforce Investment Board (Youth Employment subcommittee), a member of Cincinnati’s Human Services Advisory Committee (Homelessness Prevention subcommittee), and a member of Mayor John Cranley’s Hand Up Steering Committee. Additionally, Mike serves as Trustee on the board of Invest in Neighborhoods and the Sedamsville Community Development Corporation. Lastly, Mike is an executive committee member of the Hamilton County Democratic Party. Previously, Mike served as board chair at WordPlay, Micah’s House, and as Trustee at the Drop Inn Center homeless Shelter. Mike’s passion is fighting poverty & injustice; namely, the systems that keep people poor & society unjust.