Arshay Cooper is co-founder and Chief Community Officer at The Workshop School. Arshay grew up in the North Lawndale community on the West Side of Chicago, where his friends and family were often influenced by drugs, gangs, and other violence. Instead, Arshay committed his life to the positive development of youth and families. Since 2005, he has worked in community education and social service.

Arshay is an award winning author, motivational speaker, and community organizer. He has completed more than 5,000 hours of volunteer service in communities across the United States.