PUBLIC ALLIES TWIN CITIES LEADERSHIP
Latosha Cox, Director of Learning and Leadership
Latosha Cox has been the Site Director of Public Allies Twin Cities since May of 2020. Her journey at PATC began as an AmeriCorps Service Member in 2016 with an apprenticeship at Northern Star Council, Boy Scouts of America. At Boy Scouts of America she worked with special education students in four different school districts across the metro area and with students in undeserved communities providing them a taste of the scouting experience. After her term of service she has remained active and engaged with Public Allies on a local and national level.
Prior to being named Site Director, Latosha worked in philanthropy at the McKnight Foundation in their education department where she assisted her team in recommending $9 million dollars in grants annually. She found herself drawn to philanthropy because of McKnight Foundation’s intentional efforts to fund communities and leaders of color by providing access and opportunity.
Latosha currently serves as co-chair of the Minnesota chapter of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP). As the first and only African American co-chair of AAPIP’s 30 plus years of existence she has been intentionally building relationships across cultures for decades. She is passionate about education equity for all children, is the founder of Anoka-Hennepin School Districts Parents of Students of Color Committee and member of the district’s Student Services Advisory Committee.
Latosha is a first-generation graduate of Augsburg University with a degree in English. She has two daughters, Makayla and Mariah, and is excited to use her calling of “speaking, teaching and mentoring” others to develop more values-based leaders!
TitleDirector of Learning and Leadership