Brooklyn Executive Director
Courtney Crawford is the Executive Director of Jeremiah Program’s Brooklyn campus. With over 20 years of experience working with families as an education advocate, school leader, and
mentor, she brings a wealth of knowledge about education, volunteerism, community organizing, mentorship, and social-emotional learning to the role. Courtney is proud to be a lifelong New Yorker.
As a young child who was diagnosed with learning disabilities, Courtney experienced the inequities of the public education system firsthand. In her college years, she became determined to be a part of the change she wanted to see in the world, specifically in the ways that children and families receive support in the education system. Upon graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in art education from Virginia Union University, Courtney began her career as a public school teacher, later moving into school leadership roles such as dean of students, assistant principal, and principal after completing her Master of Education in educational leadership from Strayer University.
Courtney has always had a calling for service. The thread of volunteerism has always run through her life’s work, from community service with her Delta Sigma Theta Sorority chapter during her undergraduate studies at Virginia Union University to her decades working in under-served communities in Washington, D.C., and NYC, to mission work in Uganda, to her work with City Meals and the Mandala Cafe in West Harlem, NYC. Courtney also continues to volunteer her time and energy to mentor young women who are interested in becoming educational and community leaders. When she’s not working or volunteering, Courtney enjoys the arts, travel, and spending time with friends and family.
In March 2023, for Women’s History Month, Courtney was recognized by the NYC Council and member Julie Won (26th District) with a proclamation for her outstanding service and enduring contributions to the community.