Selvon Malcolm Waldron is currently the Executive Director of Genesys Works for the National Capital Region. Genesys Works is a national nonprofit which serves over 4000 youth annually. The program provides pathways to career success for high school students in underserved communities through skills training, meaningful work experiences, and impactful relationships.
Selvon has an extensive professional background as a leader in career entry, college access and other social good enterprises in Washington, DC and neighboring region. He has secured and managed over $40 million in fundraising dollars in support of human development and education programs. He was previously the Director Student Services at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School where he led a team focused on student life, employability, case management and exposing thousands of DC students to college and careers in Washington, DC. Additionally, he founded Mentor POST a mentorship and charisma coaching program for educators and community activists.
Selvon has a love for community resilience building through education and economic development. He has tremendous passion for education equity and workforce development.
Over his 15-year career in the nonprofit sector, Selvon led the nationally recognized education and youth mentoring non-profit – Life Pieces to Masterpieces – as their Executive Director after serving as their Director of Development. In his time at Life Pieces to Masterpieces, he led a 22% increase in their revenue to 1.3 million annually.
In 2015, he received the Honorable Ron H. Brown Distinguished Leadership award. In February 2016, he was the recipient of the Amtrak/Monumental Pioneer Award for community and youth activism. In July 2016, he received Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Eleanor Norton in appreciation of outstanding and invaluable service to the community. In December 2016, he received the William Kellibrew Foundation’s Harvey-Davis Founders Award and in 2017, he was a finalist for the Education Award from the DC Office on Latino Affairs. In 2020, Capital One awarded him their Community Heroes Award for his commitment to college access in Washington, DC.
Selvon completed his Bachelor of Business Administration and his MBA from the University of the District of Columbia. He also holds a master degree in Minority and Urban Education at the University of Maryland-College Park. He also completed the Georgetown University Education Policy and Program Evaluation graduate certificate program. He currently sits on the boards of the New Futures, University of the District of Columbia School of Business and Public Administration, Kellibrew Survivors Network, and UpSkill Enterprise.