Hirokazu Yoshikawa Joins Board of Trustees of the William T. Grant Foundation
We’re pleased to announce that Hirokazu Yoshikawa has joined the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, effective October 2021.
Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education at NYU Steinhardt and a University Professor at NYU, and Co-Director of the Global TIES for Children center at NYU. He is a community and developmental psychologist who studies the effects of public policies and programs related to immigration, early childhood, gender and sexuality, and poverty reduction on children’s development. He conducts research in the United States and in Latin America, South Asia, and the Middle East. Yoshikawa has authored a number of books, including Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality (with Ajay Chaudry, Taryn Morrissey, and Christina Weiland, 2021) and Immigrants Raising Citizens: Undocumented Parents and Their Young Children (2011).
“As the Foundation enters its eighth year of funding for studies on reducing inequality among young people, Professor Yoshikawa’s extensive research and expertise on issues of racial equity, poverty reduction, sexuality, and immigration will be tremendous assets to the Foundation,” said Adam Gamoran, the Foundation’s president. “He is an innovative scholar who will challenge us to find new, creative approaches to supporting research that will make a real difference for policy and practice.”
Hiro is an innovative scholar who will challenge us to find new, creative approaches to supporting research that will make a real difference for policy and practice
“As a former William T. Grant Foundation Scholar and grantee, I have benefited so much from the Foundation across my career. I am thrilled and honored to join the Board and contribute to the mission of the Foundation, leveraging the role of science in the reduction of societal inequality among youth.”
In 2020 Yoshikawa served on the Biden / Sanders Unity Task Force on Education. He has chaired the network on Sustainable Development Goal 4 (on learning and education) of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Yoshikawa is also an elected fellow of the National Academy of Education, the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received two awards for mentorship of ethnic minority students from the American Psychological Association. He obtained his PhD in clinical psychology from NYU.