FRANTZY LUZINCOURT, 20
Born in Brooklyn, New York, to Haitian immigrants, Frantzy Luzincourt has dedicated his life to justice, service, and the empowerment of youth voices. When he was 15, Luzincourt discovered ways to champion social justice when he served as the founding president of his high school’s Black Student Union (BSU). As president, he worked alongside Mr. Maurice Blackmon, his mentor and teacher at the time, to educate the community on the historical significance and universal benefits that a BSU contributes while advocating for more black male teachers, and leading efforts to bring social justice into school curriculum. Growing up, the value of a just education was instilled in Luzincourt and he fights to ensure that all students, despite their background, have access to equitable schools where young voices are championed. His passion for education and criminal justice reform are integral to his identity as a young black man.
Luzincourt is a third-year Macaulay Honors Student at The City College of New York where he studies Political Science, Legal Studies, and Public Policy. And at The City College of New York he was recently elected as the President for the Undergraduate Student Government. In addition, he currently serves as the Vice Chair for Legislative Affairs for the City University of New York Student Senate representing over 500,000 students across 25 campuses. Outside of school, he is the Chief of Staff for a youth led education non for profit called IntegrateNYC, advocating for integrated and equitable public schools, is an appointed member of the New York City School Diversity Advisory Group and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Luzincourt plans to obtain a joint Juris Doctor and Masters in Public Policy degree in order to pursue civil rights litigation and be an advocate for those who feel voiceless.