Corey J. Matthews

Corey J. Matthews

Lecturer of Public Policy


Master of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley
Master of Arts in Education, University of California at Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles

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Corey Matthews is a social change leader with 15 years of experience designing, evaluating, and leading community-based programs to advance more positive outcomes for historically at-risk populations. He currently serves as a Vice President of Global Philanthropy with JPMorgan Chase where he helps to manage a grant portfolio in Los Angeles that aligns with the strategic impact objectives of the company. He also plays a key role in building partnerships to bolster the company’s overarching Corporate Responsibility initiatives in the region.

Previously, Corey served as the Chief Operating Officer of Community Coalition – a permanent community-based institution in South Los Angeles – where he participated on the executive team to advance a robust policy agenda, direct operations, guide organization-wide strategic planning processes and launch key projects. Throughout his professional career, Corey has facilitated initiatives to serve underrepresented communities and has worked in think tanks, local government and nonprofits committed to changing systems and reducing poverty. Corey also co-leads Coaching Transitions LLC —  a boutique executive coaching and organizational change management company.

He is a native of South (Central) Los Angeles, and he is committed to disrupting systems to ensure equity for all communities through data-centered leadership development that moves people, organizations, and initiatives across sectors to solve some of society’s most urgent issues.