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George (Chip) Greenidge, Jr. is the Founder and Director of the Greatest MINDS. He is currently completing his doctorate at Georgia State University in the Departments of Sociology and African American Studies with a concentration in Race and Urban Studies. He received his master's degree in Human Development & Psychology from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and his bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Studies from Morehouse College. He is originally from the Boston & Cambridge, Massachusetts area. 

Chip Greenidge has served in many capacities throughout his career in the fields of non-profit, government, philanthropy, and education. Most recently, he was President of the Boston Empowerment Zone, a federally funded HUD initiative aimed at economic investment in U.S. urban neighborhoods and the Founder and Executive Director of the National Black College Alliance, Inc., a nonprofit focused on providing alumni mentors to college and high school students. His work as a convener has also been recognized locally and nationally by several organizations including the Aspen Institute, National Urban League, and the Independent Sector.


GSU Carl V. Patton Award for Community Service and Social Justice with Greatest MINDS/CASA and Sweet Auburn Works – Office of Civic Engagement & University Events


Royal Flame Award Outstanding Large-Scale Program GSU Student Conference on the Internet, Apps & Social Media


Royal Flame Award Outstanding Large-Scale Program - Wait Until You See My Degree Campaign: College, Careers and Community Networks

2017 - 2020

Innovation Fellow, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Georgia State University

2016 - 2018

Urban Fellow, Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, Georgia State Law School

2016 - 2017

Economic Fellow, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta / American Economic Association

Grad Certificate Student Will Use Technology to Better Serve Communities of Color
Grove Hall Juneteenth event empowers youth to organize
Georgia State Police Chief Talks Candidly with Student Activists in “Crucial Conversations”
Georgia State University MAGAZINE - Startup City
Dexter Ward
Class of 2022

Professor Greenidge showed our class a lot of things and took us to a lot of places for exploration. I learned some things about how ancestors were treated in slavery, and how we are portrayed in the world as blacks. It was a fun class I had a great professor. Another thing that I learned in his class what professors expect. Professor Greenidge would always correct students and make sure they were doing the right things during class.

Patricia Perez
Class of 2020

The great disposition of Professor Greenidge to aid students to succeed throughout this very difficult semester was a key for the class. He created the perfect atmosphere for us to freely express ourselves, our problems, and come up with solutions together.

Ryana Smith
Class of 2019

Mr. Greenidge is the truth: he doesn't just preach things to us; he shows us, he invites us to join things, and he pushes us to do more. but overall, I can say I learned three major things - get more out of college than just a degree, go to class and keep investing in yourself as you grow.