Dionne Grayman

Accountability and Engagement Consultant
dionnegrayman@gmail.com • 718-218-4951

Dionne Grayman facilitates paradigm shifts: Whether providing a liberated space for mothers of color to create internal support networks to better address external challenges or ensuring that marginalized communities have opportunities to be seen and heard, her work is grounded in amplifying voice.

An educator, Dionne has facilitating learning for a range of young people from incarcerated youth on Rikers Island to students at Brooklyn Technical High School. In her current role as staff developer for the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, she is responsible for training and coaching staff in the implementation of restorative practices inside of New York City schools.

In her role as community engagement consultant for United for Brownsville,  she works alongside project leadership to co-create strategies; engage in thoughtful planning; provide skilled facilitation, and ensure that their commitment to be held accountable to community members is a high priority. Dionne has carried her work from the classroom into the wider community, where she continues to believe that the collective power of the people is the most effective mechanism for leading transformation from within and informing policy without. In her

A lover of all things Toni Morrison, the Golden Era of Hip Hop and coffee, Dionne holds a BA in English and Journalism, and an MS in Special Education. She credits her parents for the idea that being a smart black girl with glasses is an act of revolution.

Dionne is most proud of being the mother of three incredible children who keep her hip, cool and dancing.

David Harrington