Board of Directors / Ifeoma Ike

Ifeoma Ike is a first-generation activist, artist and attorney with experience in both private and public sectors, as well as grassroots and movement organizing. Ike is the former Deputy Executive Director of New York City's Young Men's Initiative, and has championed several equity strategies including co-leading the creation of New York City's Disparity Report, co-drafting the Mental Health Council Executive Order, and designing a male teacher recruitment effort, NYC Men Teach. Ike also serves as a liaison to the City’s first ever Young Women’s Initiative, and has ensured young girls, LGBTQ youth, and families have been prioritized in citywide efforts.  She is currently a Partner at the global strategic firm, Think Rubix, LLC.

Ike is co-creator of Black and Brown People Vote; creative director of #Vote4BlackFutures, and has served as a movement lawyer throughout the country, including as a member of the Ferguson Legal Defense Committee. She is a member of the first cohort of “Change the Game,” an initiative to increase the number of civic data experts. Ike’s work has been awarded by the National Bar Association, Black Enterprise, and Huffington Post, among others. She is also a Lehman College professor.

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