Michael Lynch

Co-Founder and CEO

Michael Lynch is a social entrepreneur and certified professional fundraiser. He is  the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Improve Your Tomorrow, Inc (IYT). At IYT Michael works to improve academic outcomes for “at promise” young people and transform systems that have historically failed communities of color. Michael started his career as a Senate Fellow in the California State Legislature. During his tenure in the State Capitol, he served as a senior policy advisor for a State Assemblymember and staffed dozens of bills, nine of which became law. 


Michael received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Administration from Sacramento State. He is a Senior Fellow of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (NELP) and the Sierra Health Foundation’s Health Leadership Program. Michael has been recognized by Sacramento Magazine as one of the top 100 notable business leaders; Sacramento Business Journal as a “40 under 40” leader for ​outstanding professional accomplishments & community involvement; and is the recipient of the Sacramento Kings Dream All-Star Award .  Michael is currently the Chair of the Education Strategy Committee for MBK Sacramento, serves on the board for NELP, Sacramento Cal-SOAP, and board advisory roles for several community organizations. He lives in Sacramento and is married to his college sweetheart, and has two young kids.