Jose Bright is a consultant, teacher, speaker, author, and attorney living in South Africa. He is the director of the Bright Group, where he has consulted for the South African government in areas including strategic management, diversity, globalization, and economic development. In 2001, Mr. Bright founded the Teboho Trust in Soweto, a highly successful educational support platform for orphans, vulnerable and at-risk children and adolescents. The model, supported and owned by the community, also focuses on small business development and incubation for the caregivers of these children in Soweto.
Mr. Bright grew up in Compton, CA in a close-knit family of eight children. He earned a B.A. in political science and Spanish literature from Loyola Marymount University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School, and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. Prior to moving to South Africa in 1995, he lived in Washington, D.C., where he served in a variety of government appointments in the executive and legislative branches.
Mr. Bright is currently interested in the power of 21st-century technology to serve and educate vulnerable and at-risk children, and he believes that the greatest gift is discovering and serving those who are often ignored and forgotten.
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