Arizona Alliance of Black

School Educators

Bored of Just Protesting? Take Action at Your Local School Board!


Learn what school boards do, why they matter for the future of African American children, and concrete steps you can take to make a difference in your local community. 



Lawrence Robinson is a Phoenix Native who works to promote the concept that public education is the tool that will ultimately reinvigorate our neighborhoods and our democracy. He currently serves as the Director of the Maricopa Community College District's Center for Civic Participation, assisting a student population of over 250,000 to engage in the civic process. Robinson is a graduate of Claremont McKenna College where he earned degrees in both Religious Studies and Government. He received his Juris Doctorate from NYU School of Law where he focused his studies on Critical Race Theory as well as Constitutional Law. He formerly served as a Policy Advisor to Mayor Greg Stanton on issues including education and homelessness and served as a law professor for five years at the Arizona Summit Law School, where he taught highly regarded courses including civil rights and constitutional litigation. Lawrence is an elected member of the Roosevelt School District Governing Board, where he has championed an innovative anti-bullying policy, expanded access to after school programs, and founded a non-profit called Good Things Grow building outdoor classrooms where students can get their hands dirty learning about STEM. He also serves Treasurer of the Arizona School Board Association.