Corey Paris has made it his life's purpose of committing his work and mission to public service and community activism. He holds firmly to the mantra that when society works to eradicate any form of inequality and work to bring marginalized communities together in the spirit of genuine cooperation, transformative ideas will drive life-changing action.
As President of the Connecticut Young Democrats, Paris leads the statewide organization on one system of core beliefs:
Every person deserves the opportunity to have the right to a fair and accessible life.
Every person has a responsibility to act.
Every person must stand for advancing the cause for equity, inclusion, and diversity within the democratic process.
Throughout his professional career, those values have energized the work that he is committed to achieving. As development director, Paris leads the Children's Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC). Before joining CLC, he successfully worked with and led the acquisition of six-figure gifts to support the mission of institutions, political campaigns, and organizations. He has consistently remained committed to supporting marginalized and diverse communities with resources to increase their visibility and sustainability in these roles.
In addition to his professional career, Paris has been an active participant in politics for nearly a decade. He was elected as the youngest precinct committeeman in Kansas's native home and served as 2nd Vice President for Kansas Young Democrats. In 2018, Paris declared himself a candidate for Connecticut's 146th legislative district.
His leadership as a board member includes serving as the Vice President of Western Connecticut State University's Alumni Association and as a national trainer for Young People For, a People For the American Way program. Today, he is the Vice-Chairman for the Mayor's Multicultural Council for the city of Stamford - a role he was appointed to in 2016 by Mayor David Martin.
Corey P. Paris was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and grew up mainly in Kansas City, Kansas. Paris is an alum of the Western Connecticut State University, where he earned a degree in political science and was a candidate for a master’s in public administration with a concentration in City Management from the University of New Haven. He resides in Stamford, Connecticut.