Samuel L. Radford, III

Samuel L. Radford III is the CEO of INPOWERMENT TRAINING AND CONSULTATIONS. He hosts a weekly radio show “We The Parents’ ‘ on WUFO Power 96.5 FM. A native of Buffalo NY, Mr. Radford served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, and he attended Erie Community College and State University of NY Empire State College. Professionally, Mr. Radford has worked as a block club organizer, Senior Trainer for the NYS MLK Institute and Commission for Nonviolence, Director of the Berkshire Farms Buffalo Youth Detention Center Education Organizer for the Alliance for Quality Education, Regional Director for Citizens Action of NY, and as a Middle School Math teacher until starting in his current position as Director of the Community Action Organization of WNY Masten Resource Center.


Mr. Radford has consulted trained and/or lectured for Miami Police Department, Buffalo Public School District, University of Buffalo, Buffalo State College, SUNY Albany, Howard University, Morehouse College, Spellman College, NYS Department of Labor, MLK Center in Atlanta, among over 100 other organizations and institutions nationwide.


Mr. Radford served as Student Government President at Erie County Community College and State University of NY Statewide Student Association Vice-President. He has served on every level of Parent leadership, including PTA President, District Parent Coordinating Council of Buffalo – President. New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed Radford to serve on the NY Statewide Education Commission. He was also chosen to serve on President Obama’s White House Community Leadership Council for Education.


He is the recipient of many community awards; he has been awarded with the Umoja “Man of the Year Award, Assoc. of Black Social Workers Community Service Award, Harriet Tubman Award, African American Historical Society Award, Black Achievers
Award, Phi Beta Sigma Education Community Service award, The Buffalo News 2011 Citizen of the YEAR, Mayor Browns Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Award and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition, True Bethel Educational Excellence Award, DPCC Lloyd Hargrave Lifetime Achievement Award, to name a few.