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Andre Daley comes to his diversity work with a rich and varied experience and work history. He brings the perspective of an immigrant who moved from Jamaica to the United States at the age of 15 he went to high school in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn crossing social and racial boundaries on a forty-five minute bus ride from his home in Crown Heights.
After completing a year of high school, he went on to The City College of New York in Harlem where he graduated with a B.A. in developmental psychology. Andre continued with graduate study at New Brunswick and then Princeton seminaries, graduating from Princeton with a Master’s of Divinity with a focus on cognitive development and spiritual formation. After graduating from Princeton seminary, where he served as the president of the Association of Black seminarians in the 1986-1987 academic year, Andre has pastored several churches in New Jersey and Michigan.
Andre has completed diversity trainings in the Anti Racism and Unintentional Intolerance models and is a certified Cultural Intelligence Facilitator. Andre is a proven non-profit leader. He was a contributor to the Communities First workbook series on community ministry and developed several tools for use by organizations seeking to address issues of diversity in their community. He is versed in asset-based community development, and other community development tools.
In 2003 he received the community Calvin College Service Learning Partnership Award for his work students doing service learning in the Eastown community of Grand Rapids. In 2009 Andre founded the nonprofit Grand Rapids Dream which provides academic support and enrichment as well as mentoring with at-risk youth. He has also served on the Eastown Business Association board. In 2012 Daley was featured in the July City Guide edition of Grand Rapids Magazine.
Andre has written several articles and curricula on multiracial approaches to community and organizational development. He is founded, principal and lead trainer/consultant at the Reimagine Diversity and Inclusion Project and believes this work is a convergence of his personal and professional experience to date.
Andre has done presentations or trainings for the following companies or groups. Michigan Association of Court Mediators, Foster-Swift, World Renew Disaster Relief Services, West Michigan Dispute Resolution Center, Grand Rapids Community Media Center, GE Aviation Grand Rapids, ACLU Zero Tolerance Forum, Michigan Department of Civil Rights, Grand Haven Area Public Schools, Holland Public Schools, Adoptive Family. Network, Center for Women in Transition, Godwin Heights Public Schools, Ottawa County Board of Commissioners, Non Proﬁt Next, Lakeshore Diversity Alliance Summit on Racial Justice, Holland Area Rotary, Grand Haven Rotary, Lansing Early Childhood Equity Project, Kent County Great Start Collaborative, Grand Haven City Staff.