Carlon Howard graduated from the University of Georgia of Athens, GA, in 2013 with undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. He later completed his graduate degree in education from Rhode Island College in 2016.
Carlon is the Chief Impact Officer and Co-Founder of Equity Institute. He leads organization-wide strategic and operational planning, ensuring EI’s vision is realized through clear prioritization and high-impact operational execution. In addition to helping launch the Equity Institute, he co-founded re*generation (formerly EduLeaders of Color R.I.). Now an initiative of the Equity Institute, re*generation hosts monthly meetups designed to support education leaders from underrepresented backgrounds.
Before entering his role with Equity Institute, Carlon was Executive Director of Breakthrough Providence. He served as a City Year AmeriCorps member and Impact Manager, was a classroom teacher, and was a policy fellow for a former Colorado Senator. He also earned a graduate nonprofit management and leadership certificate from the Institute of Nonprofit Practice, affiliated with Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life. Additionally, he completed formal training as a leadership and performance coach. Outside of his full-time work, Carlon provides one-on-one coaching to social impact leaders to help them maximize their potential.