Karla Robinson, M.S. Ed

Training Coordinator: Early Childhood & Elementary Initiative


As the Training Coordinator: Early Childhood & Elementary Initiative, Karla is responsible for the research, design and delivery of the new early childhood/ elementary program for school educators, parents and children up to age 11. 

As a licensed Special Educator, arts educator and youth development professional, Karla is dedicated to social justice and creating environments where children, youth and adults are able to practice the skills necessary to create a peaceful, just and equitable world.  While leading the Females Against Violence Project, she recruited and trained groups of young women through the process of becoming CA State Certified Teen Dating Violence advocates. While working with the Violence is Preventable Girls Program (VIP Girls), she hired, trained, supervised and supported Community Peer Educators as they led cohorts of students through all aspects of community action projects. 

She’s worked with all ages, from pre-k through college, in a variety of academic, community-based, juvenile justice and residential settings. In addition, she provides professional development opportunities to support non-profit professionals in creating transformative spaces designed to be truly inclusive of all its members.  

She received her M.S.Ed. from CUNY Hunter in Special Education with a focus on Behavior Disorders, and has extensive experience supporting youth caught at the intersection of multiple state institutions.