Wes Moore, head of the Robin Hood Foundation, spoke at Lafayette’s 184th Commencement Saturday and was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Public Service.
Robin Hood is New York City’s largest poverty-fighting organization and one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. Moore has been chief executive officer since 2017. His bestselling book, The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates, tells how educational opportunities, strong parental influence, mentors, and a community support network helped him transcend the fate of a man with the same name who lived just blocks away from Moore and took a different path—to prison. Moore was one of three guests awarded honorary degrees at Commencement.