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Ryan McBride

New York, NY, USA

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Ryan McBride is a Global Programs Associate at the Obama Foundation, Founder of the LEVELUP in NYC Newsletter, writer, speaker, creator, and event producer. Ryan is a Social Impact Leader and Project Manager with over a decade of experience managing programs and initiatives focused on broadly expanding access to college, career, and upward economic mobility for marginalized communities. He's provided leadership within organizations spanning the philanthropic, K-12, higher education, nonprofit, corporate and government sectors. As College Planning Manager with the NYC Department of Education, he managed NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s College Access for All Middle School initiative, a $13 Million project which served 500+ NYC public middle schools, impacted 70,000+ students, making it the largest citywide K-12 middle school college access initiative in the country at the time. Ryan is also Founder of LEVELUP in NYC, NYC's # 1 platform for networking, professional development, and career events for ambitious BIPOC professionals. His platform today reaches over 1,000+ diverse professionals in the Greater New York City area and beyond. Areas of expertise: • Developing your personal and professional network • Advancing in your career by leveraging your network • Building a sustainable community • Building your personal brand (online / offline) • Building a newsletter or brand around your passions/interests


Topics

• social justice and community outreach

newsletter development

project management


Languages

English
Spanish

Experience

Global Programs Associate

Obama Foundation

May 2023 - current

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Founder and CEO

LEVELUP in NYC

Sep 2023 - current

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College Planning Manager

New York City Department of Education

Aug 2017 - Jul 2019


Academic Advisor

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Jan 2015 - Dec 2015


Education

Master of Arts

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Higher Education


Bachelor of Arts

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

English


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