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Seon Britton

Diverse Charter Schools Coalition
Program Coordinator
New York, NY
Seon has spent his career in the social justice sector starting as a corps member with Teach For America teaching 6th and 7th grade reading in Arkansas. He then transitioned to being a Recruitment Manager for TFA, overseeing recruitment campaigns across universities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. His TFA experience led him to become the Program Manager for the mayoral initiative, NYC Men Teach, based at the New York City Department of Education leading its recruitment efforts in successfully achieving the goal of adding 1,000 male teachers of color to NYC’s public schools between 2015 and 2018 under Mayor Bill de Blasio. In this role, he collaborated with university Deans across 15 junior and senior campuses under the City University of New York (CUNY) to manage university programming, the NYC DOE Charter School Office to expand the partnership between NYC public and charter schools to hire more diverse teachers, and grew the initiative’s portfolio of community-based organizations (CBOs) across 4 boroughs to create training and employment opportunities for pre-service male teachers of color in after-school settings. Seon’s work has intentionally put a focus on bringing a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) to organizational operations, practices, and values. Seon is currently working on his PhD in sociology studying how non-profits, grassroots organizations, and socially-conscious companies can have an impact in pushing for broader social change.