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Ravi Ahmad | Children & Families Program Director

562-436-4800 | ravi@lbforward.org

Ravi Ahmad (she/her/hers) serves as Children and Families Program Director at Long Beach Forward, where she oversees the management, strategy, and coordination of Best Start Central Long Beach, the Building Healthy Communities: Long Beach Parent Committee, and related campaigns and collaborative efforts impacting children and their families. Ravi lives in Long Beach as a reward for surviving the harsh Winters and Summers of New York City, where she grew up, organized, and worked for many years at Teachers College, Columbia University. Ravi enjoys spending her time reading, knitting, power mapping, and supporting other organizers in growing their leadership skills. Ravi holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, an M.S. in Economic History from The London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A. in Economics and French Literature from Smith College. 

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OUR VISION

Race and income do not determine one's future in Long Beach--it's a community where everyone is safe, connected, and healthy.

OUR MISSION

To create a healthy Long Beach with low-income communities of color by building community knowledge, leadership, and power.

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