Racial Equity Council

Through the Racial Equity investment area, NewSchools is investing $1.5 million in innovators with bold ideas to alleviate racial inequities in education. Instead of a traditional grantmaking approach, this is the council, comprised of parents, students, and education innovators, making the decisions.

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Orville Ingram

Orville Ingram

District Leader

Orville is a seasoned educator with over 15 years of professional experience in the New York City Department of Education overseeing district-wide special education implementation. He has served as a classroom teacher, school leader, and district administrator in both urban and suburban school districts. This multifaceted expertise has given him a unique perspective on the challenges of education. Orville specializes in helping school administrators and school districts build their leadership capacity and implement widespread organizational change. He’s an advocate for advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives, enhancing educational equality, designing curriculum for large bodies of diverse students, and pursuing equitable practices in the delivery of instruction.

“Unfortunately, many people of color with ideas don’t get the financial or professional support to experience success. My goal as a council member is to provide insight, support, and reasoning as to why great ideas to transform racial and educational equity should be funded and lifted up.”