Director of Community Organizing and Engagement
Richard Gray is the director of community organizing and engagement for the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University (AISR). He oversees a division that provides strategic support on education organizing and engagement to community-based organizations and networks across the country and helps build strategic alliances and networks between those organizations and teachers unions, reform support organizations, civil rights organizations and research/policy institutes. Before joining AISR, Gray was the director of national technical assistance at New York University’s Institute for Education and Social Policy, where he assisted community groups in New York City and elsewhere to develop strategies to improve local schools and to identify and advocate for effective and equitable education policies. Gray is also a lecturer on law at Columbia Law School. He received his bachelor’s degree in history from Brown University and a law degree from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.