Stand & Deliver
Antoinette Richardson currently serves as the Chief of Staff to Essex County Board of Commissioners President, Wayne L. Richardson. She is also the Project Director for Stand & Deliver, Caucus Educational Corporation’s public speaking and leadership program that serves over 400 youth at over 20 workshop locations. Most recently, Antoinette served for 4 years as the Chief Education Officer for Mayor Ras J. Baraka’s Office of Comprehensive Community Education, where she advised the mayor on education strategies and developed and lead collective impact initiatives, including the Newark Children’s Cabinet and the literacy coalition #NewarkReads.
She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Newark NAACP Freedom Fund Education Award, the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education, and Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver’s Shirley Chisholm Education Award. Antoinette currently serves on the Trustee Boards of the Newark Public Library and Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District, and the Advisory Boards of the Newark Debate Society and the Newark City of Leadership Collaborative.
Antoinette’s life work has served to increase the capacity of unserved and underserved populations to achieve academic and economic parity. She says, “It’s important to create collaborative environments that enable seemingly diverse interests to focus, align resources, and meet clearly defined goals that empower our community.”