Poetry offers us the capacity to carry in us and express the contradictory impulses that make us human.

—Kwame Dawes, Academy of American Poets Chancellor (2018- )
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Gerald Richards

Gerald Richards is the Chief Executive Officer of the Superpower Agency, a youth literacy and creativity nonprofit organization in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is also the co-founder of B & G, a new consulting firm based in London and Edinburgh, helping organizations and individuals flourish through creativity, coaching, organizational development and storytelling. He previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of 826 National, a network of creative writing and after-school tutoring centers located in nine US cities. With more than twenty-five years of management and development experience at local and national nonprofit organizations, Gerald is a respected trainer and sought after speaker on topics of youth development, writing, creativity, and education access. Gerald was awarded the 2016 News Corp Community Hero Award and was a fellow in the Pahara-Aspen Institute Education Fellowship. He also serves on the board of the UNESCO Edinburgh City of Literature and is an education advisor for Voice of Witness. Gerald holds a BA in film studies from Wesleyan University, an MFA in writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and certificates in nonprofit management and leadership from Babson College and Harvard University.

Gerald Richards