Wendell Covington is Executive Director of Missouri for NPower. He is a nationally renowned public lecturer, consultant, and non-profit executive. He is the Principal of CSC consultants a full-service consulting firm providing training and technical assistance to education and non-profit organizations.
Wendell Covington has been a leader and pioneer in youth development for over 26 years. He has positively impacted over 30,000 youth in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Additionally, he has partnered with hundreds of non-profit and educational organizations locally, regionally, and nationally.
Most recently, he has served as President and CEO of the historic Mathews-Dickey Boys and Girls club where he championed the scholar-athletic curriculum. In 2017, his leadership enabled Mathews-Dickey Boys’ and Girls’ club to be named as “Neighborhood Builder of the Year” by Bank of America. This award was only given to 62 leaders nationally. He was also a community partner with MLS4daLou ownership group to bring Major League soccer to the city of St. Louis.
Prior to becoming President and CEO, Wendell Covington was a national leader for dual enrollment and dual credit movement with the Bill and Melinda Gates funded, National Gateway to College program. He served on the national leadership team, where he provided training and technical assistance to dual enrollment programs in Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Mississippi. He also served as an advisor to the national Gateway to College leadership team. Because of his efforts thousands of youths have had opportunities to attend colleges and universities.
Wendell was also a pioneer of the Father Involvement initiative in early childhood education, youth workforce development, as well as scholar-athletics. He is respected for his innovative approach to executive leadership, strategic planning, and fundraising and development.