Sherman Bradley

Sherman-Bradley-HeadshotWho is Sherman Bradley?

Bradley is the founder of Consider the Poor (CTP), a consulting, advocacy, training, and service company focused on breaking the cycle of poverty. CTP sponsors the HopeFest Health and Education Festival for families in poverty, serving thousands in partnership with the University of Cincinnati, the City of Cincinnati, Children’s Hospital Medical Center, businesses, churches, organizations, and volunteers. Bradley is a U.S. Air Force veteran and an ordained minister. He serves as co-pastor of New Life Covenant Cincinnati with his wife Sadell, an advisor and mentor to many. Bradley is also a father and grandfather.

Sherman’s Credentials

  • U.S. Air Force veteran
  • Board of Directors, Social Venture Partners of Cincinnati
  • Graduate of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Leadership Cincinnati Class #33
  • Rotary International, former
  • Toastmasters International – Advanced Communicator/Leader
  • Ordained minister, National Baptist Convention
  • Advisory Board member Greater Cincinnati Midwest Ohio Regional Urban League
  • Co-Chair Mosaix Cincinnati Network Chapter of Mosaix Global Network
  • Graduate – Community Leaders Institute (CLI) via University of Cincinnati & Center for Clinical & Translational Science & Training

Work History

Bradley served as executive director and then vice president of the City Gospel Mission, Cincinnati’s oldest homeless shelter, which was founded by the Gamble family of Procter and Gamble. He was founder and director of Exodus, a program for men in recovery from addiction, incarceration, and homelessness, and he founded Green Recycling Works as a social enterprise to employ graduates of the Exodus recovery program. To provide transitional housing for the recovery program, he co-developed the $1.3 million Magnolia Street project. Bradley has also been a consultant for the Interact for Health Thriving Communities initiative.

Sherman’s aha! moment

Sherman’s aha! moment came in 1999 after returning from travel through Kenya. He toured many impoverished communities there, and then he returned home to Cincinnati only to see similar struggles in the inner city. He realized that many who readily send resources overseas often misunderstand and are apathetic toward issues of poverty in the U.S., and he decided to do something about that.

Sherman’s passion

His passions are breaking the cycle of poverty in the U.S. and beyond and helping hurting people become the very best they can be in character and performance. He also strongly desires to bring unity to whatever causes division in our culture, especially issues of race and socioeconomics.

Sherman’s best training

A Framework to Understanding Poverty; Bridges Out of Poverty; Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World; and Race, Diversity, and Inclusion.

What does Sherman do for fun?

He likes to travel with his wife and family. He is a huge fan of fashion and shopping. He is a big sports fan, so attending major sporting events (NBA All-Star Game, NCAA Final Four, Super Bowl, Olympics, etc.) is on his bucket list. He also likes to work out, bowl, play ping-pong, and golf.

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