Dr. Carol Labor, MSEd, DrPH

Founder and Chief Development Officer

Dr. Labor is the Founder and Chief Development Officer of Schools Without Borders. Born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, Dr. Labor is an award winning public health researcher, educator, advocate, and a published author. An advocate of mental health and wellness, in 2018 Dr. Labor conducted a historic seminal study of Mental Health First Aid, an evidence-based psychoeducation program, in heterogeneous African communities in Philadelphia. 


Dr. Labor serves as the Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations for Schools Without Borders in Consultative Status to ECOSOC; Chair of the Children and Youth Committee on Mayor’s Commission on African and Caribbean Immigrant Affairs in Philadelphia since 2010; and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. As a child impacted by trauma, Dr. Labor found her comfort through reading. The GIRLS!  Project merges Dr. Labor's passion, pain, and purpose one girl at a time.