Center for the Study of the Future of Education to Host Diana Reyna, Deputy Brooklyn Borough President

The talk continues the Center’s mission to highlight worldwide educational issues.

Diana ReynaOn Wednesday, September 28, Manhattan College’s Center for the Study of the Future of Education will host Diana Reyna and a panel discussion on the impact of homelessness, unstable homes, and poverty on children, schools and communities. 

“We’re looking forward to hearing from Diana and our great panel of speakers, including teachers, parents and students from local schools,” said Karen Nicholson, Ph.D., director of The Center for the Study of the Future of Education. “Special thanks go to Maria Quail, the education director at Generation Ready, who was instrumental in setting up this event.” 

Reyna, the Deputy Brooklyn Borough President, was the first woman of Dominican descent elected to office in New York State. She has received citywide attention for her work in campaigning for affordable housing, economic development, and improving equity in education. 

Since 2001, Reyna has demonstrated a commitment to communities across Brooklyn through government service and advocacy. As a New York City Council Member representing the 34th District that includes the neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Bushwick in Brooklyn as well as Ridgewood, Queens, she supports innovation and high-tech job creation and investing in women or minority-owned small businesses.

She attended the Transfiguration School in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, St. Joseph High School in Downtown Brooklyn and Pace University in Pleasantville, New York. 

The event will be held at 5 p.m. in the Great Room on the fifth floor of the Raymond W. Kelly ’63 Student Commons. It is open to all students, faculty, and the general public, and is co-sponsored by the Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center, Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability, Center for Ethics and Leadership, School of Education and Health, Office of Mission, Campus Ministry and Social Action and Kappa Delta Pi. 

For more information, please contact Karen Nicholson, Ph.D. at or at (718) 862-7806.

By Pete McHugh