Driven by a passionate belief in the transformational potential of early childhood investments, Allyson Crawford joined Room to Grow in 2014 with robust experience in the K-12 education space and non-profit organizational leadership. She previously served as Managing Director at Citizen Schools New York where she led civic engagement, fundraising, and communications efforts. With over 15 years of nonprofit experience and leadership, Allyson has enjoyed helping organizations to raise over $25M and recruiting thousands of volunteers. Allyson also has a background in corporate marketing and continuing professional education for adults. She began her career as a preschool teacher in her hometown of Boston and later on the West Coast as a Teach for America corps member in South Central Los Angeles. A graduate of Oberlin College, she also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Loyola Marymount University. Allyson enjoys speaking publicly about the importance of early childhood and nonprofit leadership and strategy, where her prior engagements include NYU Wagner, the Clinton Global Initiative, and iHeart Radio, among others. She lives in New York with her husband, a special education teacher, who shares her disdain for the Yankees.
Biography current as of June 19, 2018