Alan Speed is a native of West Philadelphia who attended Cheyney University and Philadelphia Biblical University where he received his B.S. in Leadership and Biblical Theology. He continued his studies at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Social Policy & Practice where he graduated in May 2007 with his M.S.W. Mr. Speed is an active member of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work Inc who has engaged in race relations and male mentorship. He is a recipient of the prestigious American Cities Award, which selects 100 men each year, whose members has impacted their community by serving others. This yearly award is given and supported by former Congressman Chakka Fattah. He worked as a facilitator for "Best Practices" with the United Way on mentoring, and appeared live on WDAS and WURD to discuss mentoring in the West Phila area. Mr. Speed is a facilitator for Pennsylvania Council and teaches a series on how social workers engage fathers who have children in the Department of Human Services. Mr. Speed is also a Biblical Counselor and as taught for over 15 years. Mr. Speed has engaged and received many awards in his many years of service to the local community and abroad.
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