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Bantu Gross

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Dr. Bantu D. Gross is an Alumni Advisor at KIPP New Orleans School. As an Alumni Advisor he assists first generation college students persist through college to graduation. Prior to his work as an Alumni Advisor, Dr. Gross served as a mental health professional with 10+ years of experience working with adolescents and young adults from diverse populations and backgrounds. Dr. Gross’s research interests include the retention and persistence of African American males in college, relevance of HBCUs and racial identity development. In addition to serving college students, Dr. Gross is partnering with a non-profit organization to develop a parenting education center for fathers in New Orleans, LA. In his leisure time Dr. Gross enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, playing sports & exercising.