Richard Gray

Richard Gray

Deputy Director of Community Organizing and Engagement and School Transformation Programs NYU Metro Center

Richard Gray is the Deputy Director of Community Organizing and Engagement Programs at the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools at New York University (NYU Metro Center), which provides support and strategic assistance to community and youth organizing public education campaigns and programs in New York City and nationally and helps build alliances between CBOs, unions and research/policy institutes. Richard is also a Lecturer at Law at Columbia Law School, helping students apply their legal training to advance authentic collaboration between educational institutions and communities.

Before joining NYU Metro Center, Richard directed the Community Organizing and Engagement at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University and the Co-Executive Director of the National Coalition of Advocates for Students, a nationwide network of child advocacy organizations that work to improve the access of quality public education to student populations who have traditionally been underserved by public schools. Richard has a B.A. in History from Brown University and J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

Press Clippings:

Education experts weigh in on Biden’s proposal to triple funding for low-income schools, CNBC, October 2020.

Keywords: Community schools, Racial justice, Public education, Education policy, New York City, Culturally Responsive Education