Lisette S. Morris

As the Executive Director for The Ingenuity Project, Lisette oversees the overall strategy and operations of the program, including directing staff, programs, financial oversight, and execution of its mission, reporting to its Board of Directors.

The Ingenuity Project, a nonprofit partnership with Baltimore City Public schools, is a comprehensive, advanced math, science, and research instructional program for 850 students in grades six through twelve with over 25 years of positive, demonstrated student achievement outcomes. The program operates in four middle schools and one high school, Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. Graduates of the program have succeeded in many of our nation’s most selective colleges and are pursuing leading careers in STEM fields.

Prior to her work with The Ingenuity Project, Lisette served in roles with Baltimore City Public Schools and The New Teacher Project. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication and Business and an Master of Science in Education: Curriculum Design and Instruction.

She is a proud mom of two children and has celebrated 17 years of marraige. In addition to spending time with her family, she enjoys biking, swimming, yoga, and weight lifting. Personally and professionally she is learning and leading book groups, committees, affinity groups, and work initiatives to disrupt racial inequity and cultivate inclusive, diverse communities in education, work places, and neighborhoods.

The program serves one of the most diverse socioeconomic populations in Baltimore City. Over 70% of our students identify as students of color, close to 50% are female, and close to 40% are from low income households. Students from all Baltimore City zip codes are enrolled in the program for three to seven years.

Please make checks payable to: Latino Education Advancement Fund, and mail them to 1122 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 201, Towson, MD 21204.

For more Information call 559-250-0256 or

“Latino Education Advancement Fund “(LEAF)” is a Maryland nonprofit corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland not-for-profit charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status from the IRS as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to LEAF are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.”