Teacher at Harlem Village Academy
Andrew Mulinge is an educator, sociologist and advocate for equity-based education for all students. His experiences and interests have primarily been focused on researching, developing, and implementing best practices that improve, educational, health and social opportunities for boys and young men of color. He is currently a 4th grade teacher at Harlem Village Academy in New York City.
Andrew has coordinated and developed curriculum for the Youth Scholar Academy, a Washington, D.C.-based leadership development program for high school-aged young men of color from across the country. At the Center for Law and Social Policy, an anti-poverty policy think tank, he conducted research and analysis on policies that improve academic and employment outcomes of opportunity youth and boys and young men of color. He continues to conduct similar research for the Moriah Group, a consulting firm focused on enhancing outcomes for children and youth through improved education, child and youth development, and community development strategies.
As a 2016 NYC Education Pioneer Fellow, he provided qualitative and quantitative analysis on professional development workshops on improvement science for the New York City Department of Education.
Andrew received his master’s degree in Sociology and Education Policy from Columbia University, Teachers College where his thesis focused on understanding the educational conceptualizations of sons of Black immigrants. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Government and Politics and a certificate in African-American studies from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is originally from the D.C. metropolitan area, but currently resides in New York City.