Our Team

Robert M. Goodrich (he/his/him)

Co-Founder and Director of advocacy, operations, and development. Robbie believes that White Supremacy and institutional Racism are the root cause of the systemic failures by schools to provide liberatory educational experiences. Contact Robbie to find out how you can join us on the front lines fighting for racial justice in our schools. We can provide civics or advocacy training for you or your organization, guide and consult with you or your employees in developing racial equity frameworks as well as designing and implementing culturally responsive practices in all educational settings. If you want to become a supporter of RACCE send him an email: Rgoodrich@racce.net

Arlene Garcia, Ed.D. (she/her/hers)

Co-Founder and Director of training, education and qualitative strategies. Dr. Garcia is a steadfast advocate as well as a clinician of therapeutic practices that assist folx in healing from the trauma we all experience from working for/in/with systems of oppression. Arlene has created and provided training for a myriad of professionals on cultural competency and racial equity. Email Arlene to find out how you or your organization can join one of our trainings or affinity group cohorts. Agarcia@racce.net

Ala Nzambi Ochumare -ABAR Organizer

Ala (she/her/hers) is RACCE’s Anti-Bias Anti-Racist organizer. She will be directing and guiding our community organizing efforts in Waterbury and around Connecticut. Email her to get involved on the front lines. Ala.Ochumare@racce.net

Ala a native of New Haven is a mother, life coach, community organizer and healer. Ala has spent the past thirteen years working for a variety of organizations and advocating for various marginalized communities and systematically oppressed groups throughout Connecticut.

Ala is one of the founding members of #BlackLivesMatter New Haven, one of the facilitators of the Citywide Youth Coalitions Black and Brown Queer Camp for LGBTQ+  Youth. Ala is the Youth Program Coordinator at the New Haven Pride Center,  the Anti-bias Anti-racist(ABAR) Organizer for Elm City Montessori School in New haven and is also a Community Recovery Assistant in Crisis and Respite and Long-Term Services programs for Continuum of Care INC. in New Haven. Ala is a New Haven  Democracy School alum as well as an alum of CEIO’s Organizers Path, and Yale University/Southern Connecticut State University CARE New Haven Health Leader program graduate.

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  1. I recently met Robert Goodrich and became very interested in what you are doing regarding in your hometown. I’m happy to learn your issues.

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