Kwasi Abrokwa ’00
Alumni Achievement Award: Community Service
Kwasi Abrokwa ’00
Kwasi is the director of talent at an organization known as The Management Center, a nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. that helps social justice leaders build and run equitable, sustainable, and results-driven organizations. Prior to joining The Management Center, Kwasi was the talent manager for Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, leading all talent and recruitment efforts domestically in Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and internationally in Abu Dhabi and Latin America. Outside of his profession, Kwasi enjoyed coaching student-athletes in wrestling, a sport that he first learned at Milton Hershey School where he a was successful wrestler. He was a volunteer coach at Palmyra High School before receiving the opportunity to be head coach of the Middle Division wrestling program at MHS.
Kwasi’s commitment to service can be seen in various areas. As a member of the Zeta Theta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, he’s been involved with initiatives that focus on voter education and registration, conducting programming for students who would like to attend college after high school, and helping to provide college scholarships for qualifying students. He’s been involved with providing meals for a host of families in the Harrisburg area during Thanksgiving, along with donating and delivering hundreds of toys to families during the Christmas holiday. Most recently, the Zeta Theta Lambda Chapter visited
MHS to speak with students about civil rights icon and member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The chapter also partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to host the first HBCU College Fair at the WITF building, where nearly 25 historically Black colleges and universities from across the country met with students from many of the high schools in Central Pennsylvania, including select students from MHS. Kwasi is also an active participant in Big Brothers Big Sisters YouthRise mentorship program for middle and high school students in the Harrisburg area. He was also a panelist for the MHS Boys’ Leadership Conference last March, where he spoke about his experience as a student-athlete while attending the school and provided current students with insight on navigating life after MHS.
Kwasi is a part of several professional organizations in the area. He is a board member for the Diversity and Inclusion Professionals of Central PA and an active member of the Human Resources Professionals of Central PA, Young Professionals of Color in Greater Harrisburg, and the national chapter of the Society of Human Resources Management. Because of his professional work and commitment to community service and inspiring change, Kwasi was recognized by the Central Penn Business Journal as one of their “Top 40 Under 40.”