Director, Atlanta Civic Site
Forstall oversees the Atlanta Civic Site's programs, investments and partnerships in Neighborhood Planning Unit V to ensure healthy child development and academic success; access to jobs that allow adults to properly support their families; and neighborhoods that offer affordable housing as well as educational and economic opportunities.
A leader in the nonprofit sector for nearly 30 years, Forstall previously served as founding director of Year Up Atlanta, an affiliate of a national nonprofit focused on workforce development for young adults ages 18-24. Before that, he was founding executive director of Project GRAD (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) Atlanta, a comprehensive public education reform initiative that aims to improve academic achievement for children from low-income families to increase the number of first-generation college graduates. He also has held leadership roles at United Way of Greater Atlanta, where he oversaw investments in local and regional nonprofits, and Morehouse College’s community service efforts. Forstall began his career as a staff, then managing, attorney with Atlanta Legal Aid Society Inc.
Forstall earned a bachelor's degree in African studies from Wesleyan University in Connecticut and a law degree from New York University.