Tony Clark is president of My Brother’s Keeper Cambridge Task Force. He a graduate of Cambridge Public Schools. Over the course of his career he has held post at New York University, The City University of New York, Columbia University, and Johns Hopkins University. Tony has also worked for the U.S. Department of Education, taught for ten years in the New York City Public School System, and has served as an executive for several leading education reform agencies, which included supporting the work in the New York City Department of Education. He is a compassionate social critic who has written and published articles that have examined race, culture, and education that have ranged from sharing his experiences while serving as a consultant to the Ferguson, MO school district after the death of Michael Brown to mapping out strategies to help teachers contextualize Trayvon Martin in their classrooms. Throughout the course of his career he has assisted in turnaround school efforts in East St. Louis, Newark, Baltimore, Detroit, and Bloomington, Indiana among a host of other communities. In addition, he has moderated discussions with survivors from Stoneman Douglass High School on trauma and unearthing smart gun control legislation to facilitating discussions with Dr. Angela Davis, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Sybrina Fulton on matters of race and justice in America.
Tony currently serves as a tenured professor of English Literature and Learning Communities at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, he is the former Liaison for Equitable and Inclusive Communities for the Office of Mayor Marc C. McGovern where he was charged with uncovering and creating systems to dismantle white supremacy, and remains a faculty member of The English Department of Bronx Community College, where he has taught for over 15 years. Tony is also a volunteer member of a state task force committed to designing and instituting strategies and frameworks to raise the retention and graduation rates of males of color, who attend community colleges in the state of Massachusetts and presently serves as the Principal of The T.Clark Strategy Consulting Group located in Newton, MA.