Andre’ Chapman

Author, Speaker, Trainer

André V. Chapman is a purpose driven executive, founder, and CEO with more than 30 years’ experience in private, public, and non-profit sectors, driving organizational strategy, transformation, impact, and diversified growth. He is a national ESG expert with a deep passion for creating innovative, impactful initiatives, to address complex business challenges.

Building his early career in high-tech, developing, and leading high-performance sales teams led to his entrepreneur spirit. As Founder and CEO Emeritus, Mr. Chapman led The Unity Care Group Inc. through 3 decades of strategic growth providing education, employment, housing, and mental health services to 7500+ clients annually growing revenues from $0 to a budget of $18M. André is an innovator and problem solver having developed a continuum of supportive housing, spearheaded market and revenue diversification completing two acquisitions, and service expansion across Northern California. 

After transitioning in 2022, Mr. Chapman has undertaken his most audacious endeavor by tackling the public health crisis of homelessness among former foster youth. As Founder and CEO of Fostering Promise, his commitment is clear: ensuring no young person ages out of foster care without a safe place to call home, the hope for a promising future and the support of a caring mentor. His strategic leadership is evident as he spearheads advocacy and public policy efforts across California and beyond. 

Author

Now as an author Roses in Concrete – Giving Foster Children the Future They Deserve; he brings to light the need and process to transform our broken foster care system.

Speaker & Trainer

As a corporate athlete, Mr. Chapman has embraced entrepreneurialism with a deep passion for creating innovative, impactful initiatives that address complex business & societal challenges. He’s earned a reputation as a collaborator and problem solver, having a keen eye for great opportunities, disguised as unforeseen risk. 

Mr. Chapman provides training and consultation to public, private, nonprofit and governmental entities on how to effectively engage communities of color, how to build and scale impactful initiatives, the value of teamwork & diversity, and how to create high performance teams

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Marketing, San Jose State University Lucas School of BusinessMaster’s in Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
Certificate of Completion, Harvard Business School, Strategic Perspectives on Non-Profit Management
Certificate of Completion, Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, Black Corporate Board Readiness Program

Awards

Mr. Chapman has received numerous awards for his dedicated service to youth and his community, including the following: