Angela Glover Blackwell started PolicyLink in 1999. Under her leadership, PolicyLink has gained national prominence in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, and infrastructure, for all low-income people and communities of color. Prior to founding PolicyLink, Angela served as senior vice president at the Rockefeller Foundation. A lawyer by training, she gained national recognition as founder of the Urban Strategies Council. From 1977 to 1987, she was a partner at Public Advocates. She is the co-author of Uncommon Common Ground: Race and America’s Future, and she authored The Curb Cut Effect, published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review in 2017. She serves on numerous boards, and she advised the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve as a member of its inaugural Community Advisory Council. She is the 2018 recipient of the John W. Gardner Leadership Award, presented by the Independent Sector, and in 2017, she received the Peter E. Haas Public Service Award from the University of California, Berkeley.