Rhonda Tsoi-A-Fatt BryantInterim Director of Youth Policy Policy Expertise education policy, youth development
Ms. Bryant is the interim director for the Youth Policy team at CLASP. Her areas of expertise are education policy and youth development. She focuses on disadvantaged and disconnected youth, particularly youth of color, in distressed communities. She has written extensively on issues of equity in education systems, the impact of poverty on educational outcomes for youth, and the particular education and workforce issues of African American boys and young men. Recently, Ms. Bryant was selected to serve an intergovernmental appointment to the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. Prior to joining CLASP, Ms. Bryant was an education specialist with the Delaware Department of Education, where she coordinated the state's strategic agenda for quality improvements in early childhood education. Ms. Bryant also has worked in a number of local community organizations where she was responsible for educational planning and programming for children ages 4-21. She was distinguished as a Head Start Fellow in 2005, and worked on issues of Early Head Start and Migrant Head Start in the United States Department of Health and Human Services. In 2006, she was named as a Children's Defense Fund Emerging Leader Fellow. Ms. Bryant currently serves on the African American Advisory Council for Big Brothers Big Sisters, and volunteers in her local community. Ms. Bryant is an alumna of the University of Delaware, where she received a Master of Arts in Urban Affairs & Public Policy and a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources.