Ocynthia Williams, is an Executive-Director of the Harlem Renaissance Education Pipeline Inc. She has spent more than two decades as an educational and community activist working to improve the lives of low-income communities of color. She is known across the nation as a parent on the frontlines fighting for educational justice and equity. She is a founding member of the New York City Coalition for Educational Justice, a parent-led organizing group instrumental in influencing educational policies that are effective at improving outcomes for students in our schools.
Ocynthia is a founding member of the United Parents of Highbridge, an organizing group that partnered with the NYC Department of Education and the community to build the neighborhood’s first much-needed middle school (The Highbridge Green School) that opened its doors in September 2013. Ocynthia has been featured in several educational documentaries and her story has been written about in many books about community organizing and activism. You can watch her in the documentary “Parent Power” which chronicles 15 years of education organizing in the south Bronx. https://youtu.be/WszSeRBqHtA.