Sean Thomas-Breitfeld

Co-Director, Building Movement Project
Adjunct Assistant Professor, NYU Wagner

Sean Thomas-Breitfeld is the Co-Director of the Building Movement Project, a national organization developing research and resources to support – and push – the nonprofit sector to be more progressive. Since joining BMP as Co-Director, Sean led the organization in shifting the focus of its research on nonprofit leadership to address the nonprofit racial leadership gap. He also led the development of a series of tools and resources to increase the capacity of social service organizations to embrace community organizing and advocacy strategies. Prior to joining BMP, Sean spent a decade working in various roles at the Center for Community Change, developing training programs for grassroots leaders, coordinating online and grassroots advocacy efforts, and lobbying on a range of issues, including immigration reform, transportation equity and anti-poverty programs. Before joining the Center, Sean worked as a Policy Analyst at UnidosUS (formerly the National Council of La Raza). Sean earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Multicultural Studies from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He then received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, where he now serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor and teaches a course on Race, Identity and Inclusion in Organizations.

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