Gerald Richards – CEO
GERALD RICHARDS is the CEO of the Super Power Agency, a new nonprofit focused on youth writing and creative expression based in Edinburgh, UK. He is also the founder and principal consultant at Black Unicorn Consultants, a new firm specialising in coaching and consulting for nonprofit organisations and leaders, especially nonprofit leaders of colour.
From 2010 – 2017, Gerald was the CEO of 826 National, where he led the strategic direction, administration and building of resources for the network of affiliate organisations located in eight US cities, as well the establishment of affiliates in additional US and international cities. With more than twenty years of management and development experience at local and national nonprofit organisations, Gerald is a respected trainer and sought after speaker on topics of youth development, writing, creativity, and education access. He has been interviewed regularly on these topics and appeared on CBS The Morning, NBC Nightly News, CNN’s Anderson Cooper’s 360, and The Michael Eric Dyson Show, and has had articles published in the Huffington Post and GOOD Online. Gerald was awarded the 2016 News Corp Community Hero Award and is a current fellow in the Pahara-Aspen Institute Education Fellowship. Originally from Harlem, NYC, Gerald has a BA in Film Studies from Wesleyan University and an MFA in Writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.