Gabrielle Grier

Managing Director


M. Ed Youth Development and Leadership // UofMN - Twin Cities
BA Fine Arts and Youth Studies // UofMN - Twin Cities
Started at JXTA in 2019


Gabrielle Grier is an artist, visionary, and youth- and community engagement-identified leader based in the Twin Cities. She is a facilitator and participant of growth, perspective shifts, and intentional responses to political and social change, to act as a bridge between community and educational spaces. She has spent 15 years partnering with schools and organizations to implement systems change including strategic vision, programmatic development, and organizational culture that keep the voices of people at the center of the work. Recently her work has been in Minneapolis both in charter and district schools developing strategies for authentic family and student partnership and engagement. She holds a Master’s in Education in Youth Development and Leadership and a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Youth Studies from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She was nominated by GSEL in 2020 as the region’s top 100 educators and has been awarded collaborative grants by the McKnight Foundation, Minnesota Comeback, Generation Next, and United Way. She will be attending a post-graduate program at Harvard University in Education with an emphasis on family and community engagement in the summer of 2021.

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