Avi Green

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Director of Civic Outreach and Development of the Scholars Strategy Network

CGIS Knafel K416
1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
(617) 997-6136

Expertise & Civic Involvements

Leadership team member Avi Green is a veteran grassroots organizer and policy advocate. Avi fosters relationships between SSN members and citizens’ associations to influence public discussions and public policymaking. Avi helps scholars:

● Build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with civic groups
● Find ways to use their expertise to support and inform grassroots advocacy groups
● Develop messages, strategies and pitches for media outreach
● Prepare for and debrief from television and radio appearances
● Write talking points, letters to the editor, press releases, and OpEds

In close cooperation with his colleague, Director of Public Policy and Legislative Affairs Linda Naval, Avi can also help scholars:

● Develop advocacy strategies
● Prepare written and spoken testimony

Avi will provide ongoing support to a number of SSN regional networks and be closely involved in issue projects in areas such as grassroots organizing and civic engagement, voting rights, the labor movement, environmentalism, and campaign finance reform.

From 2006 to 2012, Avi worked as Executive Director of MassVOTE, where he focused on searching for solutions to the problems that lead people not to vote. In that role, Avi helped develop large-scale, nonpartisan coalitions to get out the vote and fight voter suppression. From 2007 to 2010, Avi chaired the Boston Elections Advisory Committee, where he reformed poll worker training and recruitment. Avi serves on the Massachusetts State Ballot Law Commission and formerly served on the national leadership council for NonprofitVote. Avi studied grassroots organizing with Marshall Ganz at Harvard, and was a fellow in the Jewish Organizing Initiative in 2000. In that same year, Avi participated in the Florida recount. Avi studied at Columbia University (BA Religion) and Harvard University (MPP Public Policy).

SSN Briefs

Media Contributions

Talks and Briefings