Father of Brooklyn babies: a kindergarten-bound son and a two year old daughter
David Harrington is the Co-Director at United for Brownsville at Community Solutions. Harrington has a background in the arts and education management, and he brings Community Solutions’ data-driven, collaborative, and quality improvement approaches to solving the entrenched issue of inequities in the early childhood system. Prior to Community Solutions, David was an Associate Director for the Office of District Planning at the New York City Department of Education, where he engaged in strategic planning on school re-zonings and other projects that improved learning conditions for tens of thousands of students in the Bronx and Queens. He has also directed educational programs at Legal Outreach, Inc., a non-profit college preparatory organization for students from underserved populations, and led fundraising and communications for a nonprofit bilingual school in Honduras. David hails from Hartford, CT, where he first participated in changing the education system as a child plaintiff in the public schools desegregation lawsuit Sheff v. O’Neill. He holds a B.A. from Grinnell College and an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University.