Dr. Irvin PeDro Cohen

Dr. Irvin PeDro Cohen

The Plain Folk Scholar who specializes in urban commentary with an eye toward common sense solutions to everyday social problems.

  • Dr. Irvin PeDro Cohen         

    Irvin PeDro Cohen is the Executive Director of the New Town Success Zone (www.newtownsuccesszone.com) a community collaborative initiative largely based upon the work of Geoffery Canada and the Harlem Children Zone. The goal of the New Town Success is to build a continuum of care for young people and their families living in the New Town/College Garden area of Jacksonville and lead children on a path to either college, the military or some other form of post secondary training. 

    PeDro is a Jacksonville, FL native and he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida, in Jacksonville, FL and his MBA from Pfeiffer University in Charlotte, NC and holds a doctorate in Organizational Leadership and Urban Education. His dissertation title was “A Charge to Keep: The Changing Role of the Black Church Post-Civil Rights.” 

    PeDro also serves on the advisory board of the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, the University of North Florida’s School of Education Dean’s Advisory Council, the University of Florida School of Pediatric Medicine’s CTSI Community Advisory Board, he is a member of the Jacksonville Chapter NAACP and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Incorporated Jacksonville Alumni Chapter.

    PeDro is a frequent radio commentator. His blog can be seen at www.irvincohen.com.

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