About Delano Squires
Delano Squires is a contributor to Blaze Media who writes about faith, family, culture, and politics. He also appears regularly on the Fearless with Jason Whitlock podcast. He has written in the past for Black and Married with Kids, The Root, The Grio, and The Federalist. He recently founded Civitas Consulting Group to help citizen-serving organizations create opportunities for agency and prosperity.
Delano has worked for the District of Columbia government for more than a decade. During that time he has provided free technology training classes for older adults, returning citizens and job-seekers. He also created digital exploration programs for K-12 students, subsidized internet service and provided free computer repair for low-income families, and ran several citywide public awareness campaigns. Delano won the 2016 State Technology Innovator Award from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) for his work on converting a bookmobile into a Mobile Tech Lab that was used to bring internet access and training to DC public housing communities and other low-income neighborhoods.
Delano grew up in New York City as the son of immigrants from Barbados. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Public Policy from The George Washington University. He is also a homeschool father who resides in the Washington, DC area with his wife Stephanie and their three young children. You can follow him on Twitter @DelanoSquires.