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Mark McDaniel

Senior Research Associate, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

Mark McDaniel is Senior Research Associate with the UNC Center for Community Capital and the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise. Mark consults with foundations, policymakers and others on strategies that help connect low-income populations to economic opportunities. These strategies include; developing K-16 strategies to improve educational outcomes for vulnerable populations, connecting the unbanked and underbanked to financial services and leveraging investment in low-income areas for housing, community facilities and other economic development opportunities.

McDaniel leads the center’s collaboration with Bridges2Success, an early childhood-to-career research and education initiative focused on helping males of color achieve academic and life success.