A More Inclusive Policy Sector: Centering Directly Impacted Communities – Next100
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A More Inclusive Policy Sector: Centering Directly Impacted Communities

Join us as we share groundbreaking new data on how young adults, and young adults of color in particular, view government.

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Young adults are having a crisis of confidence in every level of government, with many not seeing themselves reflected in public policy decisions. Changing this perspective is critical to restoring faith in democracy and advancing equitable, inclusive policy.

Join us on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM ET as we share groundbreaking new data from the University of Chicago’s GenForward Survey and Next100 on how young adults, and young adults of color in particular, view government. These findings will set the stage for a discussion centered on how policy sector organizations and government offices can develop policy more collaboratively with directly impacted communities, and improve diversity and inclusion on their teams.

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Opening Remarks by:

  • Stefan Lallinger, executive director, Next100
  • Michael Tubbs, founder, End Poverty in California (EPIC)
  • Dr. Matthew Nelsen, postdoctoral scholar, The University of Chicago’s GenForward Survey


  • Isabel Coronado, research scholar, NYU Marron Institute
  • Chantal Hinds, policy entrepreneur, Next100
  • Duy Pham, consultant, Frontline Solutions

Moderated by: 

  • Francisco Miguel Araiza, deputy executive director, Next100

Presented by Next100, GenForward, and The Century Foundation.

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Speaker Bios

Stefan Lallinger is the executive director of Next100, a think tank that is redefining how policy development is done by putting those closest to and most impacted by policy in the driver’s seat of change. As a senior fellow at The Century Foundation and director of TCF’s Bridges Collaborative, he recruited more than fifty school districts and housing organizations that collectively serve more than 3 million students and families to join the inaugural Bridges cohort of leaders combating segregation in schools and neighborhoods. As a senior fellow, he has written on issues of racial and socioeconomic integration, equity, school governance, and district–charter relations. Dr. Lallinger also teaches courses on policy and desegregation at American University.

Dr. Lallinger previously worked as a special assistant to Chancellor Richard Carranza in the New York City Department of Education working on agency policy and strategy. He earned his doctorate from Harvard University, where he studied integration and school district leadership. At Harvard, he received a fellowship with the Reimagining Integration: Diverse and Equitable Schools (RIDES) Project, coordinated the Education Redesign Lab’s By All Means Initiative in the Mayor’s Office in Providence, Rhode Island, and facilitated professional learning for some of the nation’s largest districts with the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP) held at Harvard Business School.

Prior to graduate school, Dr. Lallinger led Langston Hughes Academy, a Pre-K through eighth grade open-enrollment school in the Recovery School District in post-Katrina New Orleans, where he served as principal, assistant principal and teacher for nine years. Before moving to New Orleans, he coordinated a boys mentoring program in Providence, Rhode Island. Inspired by his grandfather Louis Redding, a civil rights lawyer, Stefan has been a fierce advocate for integration and equity throughout his career. He also serves on the board of Partners in Opportunity, an innovative housing mobility program.  

He holds BAs in political science and development studies from Brown University, an MA in history from the University of New Orleans, and a doctorate in education leadership from Harvard University.

Michael Tubbs is the Special Advisor to California Governor Gavin Newsom for Economic Mobility and Opportunity; the Founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income (MGI); and the Founder of End Poverty in California (EPIC). In 2016, he was elected Mayor of Stockton at 26-years-old. He was the city’s first African-American Mayor, and the youngest Mayor of any major city in American history. As Mayor, Tubbs was lauded for his leadership and innovation. He raised over $20 million dollars to create the Stockton Scholars, a universal scholarship and mentorship program for Stockton students. Additionally, he piloted the first mayor-led guaranteed income pilot in the country.

Under his leadership, Stockton was named an “All-America City” in 2017 and 2018 by the National Civic League. The city saw a 40% drop in homicides in 2018 and 2019, led the state of California in the decline of officer involved shootings in 2019, and was named the second most fiscally healthy city in California. Additionally, it was recognized as one of the most fiscally healthy cities in the nation and was featured in an HBO documentary film, “Stockton on My Mind.” 

Tubbs has been named a fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics and The MIT Media Lab, a member of Fortune’s Top 40 under 40, a Forbes 30 under 30 All Star Alumni, the “Most Valuable Mayor” by The Nation, the 2019 New Frontier Award Winner from the JFK Library, and the 2021 Civic Leadership Award winner from The King Center.  Prior to his tenure as Mayor, Tubbs served as a Councilmember for the City of Stockton District 6, a high school educator, and a fellow for the Stanford Design School and the Emerson Collective. 

On November 16, 2021, Tubbs released “The Deeper The Roots: A Memoir of Hope and Home” published by the Flatiron Books imprint, An Oprah Book. The book—which the LA Times describes as “intimate and insightful”—not only relates Tubbs’ story of growing up in poverty, but lays his vision for leadership and policy that is more empathetic and responsive to people who are struggling. 

Dr. Matthew Nelsen is a postdoctoral scholar affiliated with the Department of Political Science and the GenForward Survey  at the University of Chicago and an incoming assistant professor at the University of Miami. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University in June of 2020. His research centers on how local-level institutions, especially schools and neighborhoods, act as microcosms of democracy and how these institutions can simultaneously serve as sites that exacerbate existing racial inequalities while also holding the potential to foster agency and equal political voice.

Isabel Coronado, MPH, is a research scholar in the Litmus program at NYU’s Marron Institute, where she coordinates the Family-Based Justice Center, a national technical-assistance center that helps localities, states, and tribal nations create programs to keep families together through comprehensive services instead of sending parents or primary caregivers to prison. Ms. Coronado also supports a collaborative project with Women’s Justice Institute and the Illinois Department of Corrections to assess parole policies and practices affecting women in correctional systems. 

Prior to joining NYU, she participated in the Next100 cohort as a policy entrepreneur, where she researched, advocated for, and wrote an original policy proposal on behalf of children who experience parental incarceration. Prior to that, she served as the deputy director of the American Indian Criminal Justice Navigation Council, where she led the development of a new nonprofit in Oklahoma serving incarcerated Native American people during reentry and reconnecting them to their families and tribal communities. Isabel was selected by the Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute as a 2018 Champions for Change recipient, the Mvskoke Women’s Leadership as the 2019 College Student of the Year, and the Mvskoke Youth Council as the 2020 Youth Visionary in promoting civic engagement. Isabel received her BS from Northeastern State University and her master’s of public health with an emphasis on rural and underserved populations from Oklahoma State University.

Chantal Hinds is a policy entrepreneur at Next100 and an advocate for students involved in the foster system, working to ensure they have the educational support they need to succeed. At Next100, Chantal’s work focuses on improving academic outcomes and narrowing the opportunity gap between students in the foster system and their peers. Chantal works to explore how schools and school districts can be sources of support, encouragement, and care for this unique and vulnerable population, while drawing on her experience as an education attorney working directly with students and families impacted by the foster system.

Chantal previously worked at Advocates for Children of New York as a senior staff attorney and education collaborative coordinator. She coordinated a peer-driven collaborative with twenty-three New York City foster care agencies, ensuring the education staff at those agencies had the information and skills needed to advocate for the educational needs of the students they served. She also provided direct representation to students and families, helping parents assert their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Prior to Advocates for Children, Chantal led a faith-based nonprofit and worked at the Administration for Children’s Services. Chantal graduated from Adelphi University and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She also holds a master’s of biblical and theological studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Duy Pham is a consultant at Frontline Solutions, a Black owned and led consulting firm serving the non profit and philanthropic sectors. Prior to joining Frontline, Duy was a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) where he led the organization’s intersectional justice portfolio focused on advancing economic justice for people impacted by the criminal legal system. He also led and supported the development of CLASP’s New Deal for Youth initiative, working to center young people in policy change and development. He also serves on the coordinating committee of #YouthInGov, a coalition working to increase representation of young people in government and better respond to their needs. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international political economy from Colorado College and a master’s degree in public policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. 

Francisco Miguel Araiza is the deputy executive director of Next100, a startup think tank for a new generation of policy leaders. He has spent his career leveraging research and data to advocate for more inclusive, just, and equitable public policies. 

Francisco was most recently the director of research and policy at The Education Trust–New York (Ed Trust–NY), where he led the research and policy team on educational equity issues from early childhood to college completion, while supporting the organization’s internal and external strategic planning. Prior to Ed Trust–NY, he was at the Citizens’ Committee for Children, where he was a data and policy associate and provided research support for the organization’s policy agenda across a range of child well-being issue areas. Francisco’s passion for public policy stems from his first-hand experience of social policy inequities as a low-income and undocumented youth.

Francisco was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, was raised in Southern California, and now proudly calls New York City home. He has a master’s degree in public administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Francisco double-majored in political science and philosophy at the University of California Berkeley.