About Cliff Albright
Prior to creating Strategic Cliff Notes, Cliff served as Director of Development and Communications at Communities In Schools of Atlanta, where he was a key member of the executive leadership team and led efforts to create a sustainable framework for the organization’s growth. During his tenure, the organization grew from implementing programs in five schools in two school districts to more than 40 schools in four school districts, and Cliff helped increase the budget from slightly less than $2 million to over $4 million in less than three years.
Cliff previously lived in historic Selma Alabama, where he focused his attention on bringing financial resources to Alabama’s blackbelt region. While serving as a resource development specialist for a coalition of organizations, he helped them to raise almost $2 million in one year. Cliff then created a mortgage company, which he used to make homeownership available to traditionally underserved populations.
Cliff incorporates a community activist perspective in his professional work, based on more than 20 years of organizing around issues such as education equity, housing, police brutality and voting rights. Cliff is a contributing writer for AtlantaBlackStar.com where he writes about these issues, and he hosts a weekly radio show. He also has a passion for teaching and has served as an adjunct instructor of African-American Studies at Georgia State University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Wallace Community College—Selma.
Cliff attend Cornell University, where he obtained his B.S. in Applied Economics and a Masters in Professional Studies in Africana Studies, specializing in political economy. He also has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Alabama. In addition to his consulting work, Cliff is the president of Black Voters Matter Fund, which builds capacity related to Black voting power and progressive Black candidates.