Adrian Uribarri helps organizations and their leaders tell their stories. He specializes in communications strategy for socially responsible causes that have the potential to create lasting civic change through education, public policy and the media. His work has helped organizations earn placements in The New York Times, The Washington Post Magazine, Education Week and Playbill, among other publications.
Most recently, he directed the Esquire Mentoring Initiative at Hearst Magazines, a national effort to engage more men to mentor boys in need. The Initiative won the 2015 Corporate Entrepreneur Award for Social Impact, and it has helped more than a hundred mentoring programs increase their male recruitment and raise nearly half a million dollars. Previously, he led national communications strategy for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning, and he served as a Teach for America corps member and founding faculty member at KIPP Ascend Primary, the KIPP network's first elementary school in inner-city Chicago.
His writing and editing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and Orlando Sentinel, and his book credits include contributions to Creative Editing and Journalism Ethics: A Casebook of Professional Conduct for News Media. He speaks regularly at national conferences on education, media and men's issues, and he has lectured, in English and Spanish, at universities across Central and South America. He is the recipient of several international travel grants from the U.S. Department of State, and he was one of 10 journalists who represented U.S. news media during a 2008 exchange visit to Taiwan.
He grew up in Miami, graduated from the University of Florida, and lives in Manhattan with his wife, Nicole.