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The Center for Empowering Education is a K-12 professional development and education service center that strategically places its work in urban school communities to aid in the education and empowerment of children and those that serve them.We are committed to meeting the professional development, training, and inspirational needs of schools and organizations by creating capacity building systems that improve social, emotional, and academic outcomes for students, teachers, and families!

About: About

Our Team

Where the Passion Begins


Dr. Brian Dinkins

CEO  & Lead Trainer

Dr. Brian Dinkins is a rising professional development trainer, keynote, and motivational speaker for the Center for Empowering Education where he serves as CEO. Brian teaches future principals in the educational leadership program at Marian University in Indianapolis, IN. Raised by a single mother in the inner city of Indianapolis, he achieved poorly graduating with a 1.9gpa but with support of Indianapolis Public School teachers, coaches, and mentors, earned a B.A. from Purdue University, two master’s degrees, Ed.S, and doctorate in educational leadership. He dissertation research focuses on the "Emotional Intelligence of Teachers, Impact on the Discipline Outcomes of African American Male Students in Urban Schools. Brian has served as turnaround principal in four high poverty schools, including traditional, charter, and private schools and has committed his work to serving children and families in need.

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