Marcus Sumrall
Manager of Educator Talent


Marcus Sumrall brings expertise in talent and recruitment--with a specific lens toward education--as well as social media and communications. Marcus has served as a recruitment leader--contributing to the significant growth of incoming talent in education and non-profits across Michigan. Marcus’ passion for community and excellent educational opportunities for youth is perfectly aligned with and a great asset to the Strategic Community Partners team as our Manager of Educator Talent.

With a passion for education and a strong skillset in communications and relationship-building, Marcus led recruitment efforts for City Year Detroit. Recognizing a strong track record, desire to grow his capacity, and potential to lead on additional fronts, he was promoted to Regional Recruitment Director. In this role, Marcus led recruitment across the region, managed a team of ambassadors, as well as created and executed social media strategy. These efforts contributed to significant growth of brand awareness, engagement, applications, and, ultimately, incoming City Year corps. After the greater part of a decade with City Year, Marcus desired to be more rooted specifically in Detroit, where he lived and was deeply invested--as a professional, community member, husband, and father. He transitioned to Eastside Community Network where he coordinated community relations efforts, including engagement initiatives, events, as well as overall website management and additional creative support. Throughout his career, he has also contributed to community-based and start-up organizations’ talent recruitment, social media, and overall communications infrastructures--including coaching and building capacity of local organizations to sustainably operate these wheelhouses within their respective organizations.

Marcus is from Flint, Michigan and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Eastern Michigan University.