Tim King is founder, President and CEO of Urban Prep Academies, a nonprofit organization operating a network of public college-prep boys' schools in Chicago (including the nation's first all-male charter high school) and related programs aimed at promoting college success. One-hundred percent of Urban Prep's graduates — all African-American males from families with mostly low incomes — have been admitted to four-year colleges or universities.
King also serves as an adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University and has contributed to The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun Times and The Huffington Post. He has been honored by many news organizations, including ABC World News and Ebony magazine; featured on "Good Morning America," "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and The Moth/USA Networks' "Characters Unite" series; and recognized by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for his work with young people. King has completed postgraduate work in Kenya and Italy; holds the Doctorate Honoris Causa from The Adler School; and has received the bachelor of science in foreign service and Juris Doctor degrees from Georgetown University.