Chief Community Impact Officer
Robert Marcus oversees all community impact work at Positive Coaching Alliance, leading the organization's efforts to reduce the sports equity and access gap that exists in low-income communities across the country. This includes convening local community leaders in primarily Black and Brown communities to identify the barriers to sports participation for kids in disinvested neighborhoods and then develop and implement strategies to eliminate them. Robert also oversees the organization’s volunteer recruitment strategy where we work to recruit community members to serve as volunteer coaches for youth sports organizations lacking the resources to pay for them. Robert is deeply inspired by people from all walks of life who come together to address local challenges. He's also a firm believer in righting the wrongs of racist and inequitable systems by working to provide community members the platform and space to address the root causes of systemic inequities.
Robert has robust experience on the ground, coming to PCA after having steadily worked his way through the ranks at Coaching Corps since 2017, with his most recent role being the Director of Government and Community Engagement. During his career, he’s worked with various community-based youth services organizations and local recreation departments around the Bay Area. Robert attended California State University, East Bay, graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree. When not working, Robert can be found volunteering in the community or on a local golf course.