Bari L. Katz
Director of Youth and Collegiate ServicesCompany: American Conference on Diversity
Role: Session Presenter Session: Standing on Common Ground in a World of Competing Realities (SEM-J)
Bari Katz is an educator, facilitator and curriculum designer who works with non-profit organizations and schools across the country to develop strong youth development and social justice programs for high school and college students. She also supports organizations looking to expand by creating strategic replication plans to maximize their impact.
After serving as the Program Director for the National Conference for Community and Justice for three years in New York City, Bari went on to co-found a charter high school in Brooklyn, NY, where she served as the founding Director of Student Life. Bari served as a National Training Specialist for the Posse Foundation, a college access and leadership program for urban high school students. In this role, Bari also co-designed national retreats for college students across the United States on topics like Gender and Sexuality, the Millennials, and Education.
Bari now serves as a consultant working with organizations across the country like City Year, Kidsave, the American Conference on Diversity, Let’s Get Ready, and City University of New York designing curricula and programs, facilitating professional development workshops, and coaching school and program staff to most effectively work with their students. Bari has been an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College since 2008 and is committed to supporting and empowering young people as they navigate systems of urban education and gain access to higher education. Bari teaches courses in Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and Sociology of Oppression.
Bari received her Master’s degree in Sociology and two Bachelor’s degrees in Politics and Sociology from New York University where she studied race and ethnicity, urban education, and collective action.