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Richard Buery is President/CEO of The Children's Aid Society. Founded in 1853, CAS serves 80,000 children at 45 locations in New York City and Westchester, and its Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program and National Center for Community Schools serve thousands more nationally.
Mr. Buery previously co-founded Groundwork, a nonprofit serving families in Brooklyn public housing, iMentor, a youth mentoring organization that has matched 10,000 pairs and is undergoing a national expansion, and the Mission Hill Summer Camp in Roxbury.
A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law, he has taught at an orphanage in Zimbabwe and served as campaign manager to Cambridge Mayor Kenneth Reeves. He clerked for Judge John Walker of the Federal Court of Appeals and was an attorney at the Brennan Center.
Mr. Buery has been named one of Ebony's Thirty under Thirty, Crain's New York Business' 40 under 40, the Grio.com 100, and the Root 100's African-American leaders. He has been honored by the National Council of Negro Women; the United Negro College Fund, and others. He is a member of YPO Manhattan Chapter.
The Children's Aid Society Mission Statement: The Children's Aid Society helps children in poverty to succeed and thrive. We do this by providing comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods.
Sponsored by: the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP), the Nonprofit and Public Management Center, and Students of Color in Public Policy (SCPP).