Andre D. Carroll
Andre is a community leader born and raised in Philadelphia. He grew up two blocks from Belfield recreation center in the house he now owns and amongst the community he still believes in. Andre was raised by his grandmother. A beautiful mentor that lovingly stepped up, in place of young parents overwhelmed by the harmful effects of incarceration and addiction. It was after the death of his grandmother that Andre, still very young himself, committed himself to provide and secure a brighter future for his younger brother. Friends and close relatives share stories of Andre's calm, determined demeanor.
Andre graduated from Roosevelt Middle and Germantown High School. He grew up fast with little time for anything outside of school and work. After high school Andre completed the workforce development Year-Up program. He later attended Pierce College and Temple University for degrees in business administration and economics.