Bridging the Gap!
INSPIRE. MENTOR. LEAD.
Tracy Gray is an educator with over 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher and school leader. She has designed programs creating and directing diversity, multiculturalism, and science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (S.T.E.A.M.) projects. In her commitment to advance 21st century teaching and learning competency skills, Tracy has established international partnerships to expand student cultural and global awareness. Tracy facilitates workshops to assist communities in finding and designing pathways to careers in the S.T.E.A.M. fields through her venture, The Sankofa Global Project.
In a recent Huff Post article highlighting The Sankofa Global Project, New York State Kevin S. Parker of Brooklyn remarked, “Ms. Gray is an innovative educational leader who has brought endless opportunities for students throughout the city, including my district. Her initiative offers many students an amazing opportunity to grow and learn about jobs within the technological field, that without the program, may not have been offered to them. Ms. Gray is breeding a generation of children who will be confident, knowledgeable and prepared on how to effectively be innovators within the technology field, no matter their race or gender and for that she deserves to be recognized.”
Tracy Gray holds dual Master of Science degrees in Early Childhood Education and General Education from Bank Street College of Education. Tracy facilitates weekend workshops and retreats for teachers, educators, community partners, and education policy makers. Most recently, Ms. Gray works tirelessly to provide education, career, and global opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math to students, families, schools, and communities.
Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy 501(c)3 Fiscal Sponsor for The Sankofa Global Project
In January 2016, Tracy Gray attended the I Have a Dream Workshop on Inclusive Youth Entrepreneurship in partnership with the My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative and the White House Council on Women and Girls (CWG), hosted by The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and Student Dream, a youth entrepreneurship nonprofit. At the workshop, the Obama Administration issued A Call to Action to Expand High-Quality STEM-Education Opportunities for All Students. Ms. Gray answered the call by submitting Sankofa Global’s Education Program which was announced in the official release of the White House Fact Sheet as one of the commitments to expand STEM Learning for young learners nationwide.
During the National Week of Making, June 17 - June 23, 2016, Tracy Gray hosted Sankofa Global’s Tinker Workshop Labs for 2,000 students in five schools within Brooklyn and Manhattan. Students explored tinkering through robotics, and electrical, aerospace, chemical and mechanical engineering. The Sankofa Global Project is proud to announce that one of its signature education programs, The Tinker Workshop Labs hosted an exhibit at the World Maker Faire which took place at the New York Hall of Science, October 1 - October 2, 2016.
Tracy Gray attended and celebrated the first ever South By South Lawn (SXSL), a festival of ideas, art, and action, introduced by President Barack Obama, which happened on Monday, October 3, 2016.
The Sankofa Global Project works alongside The LeiLyn Group Consultants in designing Community STEM Innovation through Sankofa Global’s Education Programs
mission & vision
The mission of The Sankofa Global Project is to increase the number of women and people of color in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The vision is to Bridge the Gap. Inspire. Mentor. Lead.
" My education career was supposed to be a short-term commitment, but it became a life-long journey. I'm so fortunate to be able to impact the lives of others, all while partnering with some of the most passionate and driven people around the globe."
Founder and President