E- Three Labs is a nonprofit community development organization that equips young adults in developing communities worldwide with technical training and skills to use in creating and supporting local businesses. We envision a world in which young people believe in themselves as expressed by their creativity, leadership and entrepreneurial successes.

E–Three Labs


Matthew Marks Evans, Executive Director

5555 Conner Street Suite 2244
Detroit, MI 48213

Executive Director

Matthew Marks Evans


Matthew Marks Evans has extensive experience in administration, education and community-based development projects. Before joining E-Three Labs as its executive director, Matthew Marks worked as both a principal and an educator at The University Preparatory Academy of Detroit. As the director of the Academy’s international programs he provided a strong role model for the integration of academic skills with social and cultural awareness by bringing students from Detroit to Senegal, Mozambique and South Africa.  His community service started in his college years where he served as the Community Service Chairman for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. – Epsilon Chapter at the University of Michigan. He later organized and implemented an ongoing mentoring program for children in recovering chemically dependent families for the AmeriCorps of Michigan. As a graduate of the Eastern Michigan University College of Education, Matthew has devoted his career to global community development and education.

Most recently he helped create and organize, in partnership with Teboho Trust, an annual international youth conference hosted by the Teboho Trust Community Development Center in the township of Soweto in South Africa. The conference has brought youth from the areas surrounding Soweto, and youth from inner city urban environments in the United States together for entrepreneurial workshops and cultural awareness – a program so successful in its four years at engaging students in their studies and their communities that E-Three Labs is incorporating the foundation of the international conference while developing a student leadership component that focuses on alternative energy, urban agriculture, international community development, and financial literacy it in its broader mission.

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