Andrew Greenia
Consultant, Promise54
Andrew Greenia is an educator, organizer, and facilitator striving to ignite social and political change by building the capacity of leaders through instruction, training, and coaching. He currently serves as a Consultant at Promise54, a national education consulting firm focusing on diversity, inclusion, and equity that supports adults to thrive so that they can do their best work for students. Growing up in and around Detroit, Andrew witnessed firsthand the impact of racist education structures and segregation. As a white cisgender man from a working-class, multi-racial family, Andrew recognizes both the effect of these historical inequities on communities of color as well as his own stake in unlearning internalized patriarchy and white supremacy. As he’s worked to counteract a culture of dominance and disconnect, Andrew has grounded his work in one simple question: “How do we build relationships across lines of difference?” This question has led Andrew to pursue professional experiences in community organizing, conflict mediation, national service, non-profits, and higher education. Before joining the Promise54 team, Andrew worked as a Community Organizer with Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength (MOSES), organizing a community-driven coalition advocating for equitable resources and fiscal accountability in public education in Michigan. Andrew also served as Program Manager at Education Pioneers, developing and facilitating workshops on the opportunity gap and change management with 60+ Fellows at state education agencies, public school districts, charter management organizations, foundations, and nonprofits across the West coast. Andrew graduated magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and received his Master of Education in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education where he was an Equity and Inclusion Fellow. In addition to his professional work, Andrew can be found honing his barbering craft, listening to hip hop, or cooking a vegan meal.