Markese Long has over 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector. In 2009, he moved to Pittsburgh with a goal to start a non-profit working with young adults. He has held several non-profit positions within Allegheny County and served on a few Boards of Directors. Currently, Markese is the Director of Outreach and Inclusion at Partner4Work (P4W).
Markese has been a key member of P4W since 2015 as a member of the Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment program and quickly advanced within the organization, becoming Program Coordinator for the WIOA Year-Round Young Adult program. That soon led to him becoming the Program Director for Workforce Development with Youthplaces. In 2017, Markese returned to P4W to lead Neighborhood-Based Initiatives that ensure the Pittsburgh community can take advantage of P4W resources.
Markese obtained a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Point Park University and a Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Wellness from Saint Augustine's University. In 2019, he received the Fab 40 award from the Pittsburgh Courier. In his spare time, Markese gives back to the community by volunteering as a baseball coach and serving on multiple organizations' Boards of Directors.
His life goals are to simply be a great father to his children, a connector of community, and an agent of change.