Enyi Okebugwu

Location: United States
Focus Area: Littlest Learners / Adult Learners
Regional Focus: United States
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Meet Enyi, a principal at Imaginable Futures. His work focuses on managing investments and activities in the US that drive towards strengthened family well-being, thriving communities, transformative systems change across the early childhood and postsecondary fields, and supporting key strategic projects across the global team. Enyi also serves as a board observer for MathTalk, ParentPowered and Upswing.

Prior to joining Imaginable Futures, he worked on the investment team at Village Capital, and spent time as an Impact Fellow with New Globe, where he drove the development process for New Globe’s first cohort of primary schools in Nigeria. Enyi began his career by founding a social enterprise, Legendary Tutors, focused on providing high-quality test prep and college admissions consulting to underserved high school students in the south side of Chicago.


Why do you love coming to work?

I love working towards our mission of maximizing human potential, and doing it with a team that values each other professionally and personally.

What lessons did you learn early in your career that you keep with you today?

Listen often and openly, always stay true to the end goal and yourself.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

From the age of 8 through my late teens I wanted to be a pediatric neurosurgeon.

Where is your happy place?

The tennis court.

What’s the closest thing to real magic in this world?

A baby’s first words and steps.

If someone narrated your life, who would you want it to be?


Favorite quote:

“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world, as in being able to remake ourselves.” - Mahatma Gandhi

What do you imagine or wish for the future?

I imagine a world where everyone, regardless of background, have an equal opportunity to experience thriving lives.