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Early Childhood and Education Policy Analyst
Ph. (212) 967-0322 ext. 330
Gregory Brender is a policy analyst at United Neighborhood Houses. He focuses on early childhood education, child welfare preventive services, eviction prevention and human services for public housing residents. Gregory works closely with UNH member agency staff and clients as well as government to advocate for neighborhood based services for New York City’s children and low-income communities.
At UNH, Gregory helped lead the Emergency Coalition to Save Child Care which successfully advocated to save child care subsidies for nearly 17,000 children from low-income working families. He also organized UNH’s campaign to preserve human services for public housing residents. Gregory is active in the Emergency Coalition to Save Child Care, the Preventive Services Action Network and the New York City Coalition on the Continuum of Care, among others.
Before UNH, Gregory worked at the Manhattan Borough President’s Office as part of the Community Affairs Team on Borough President Stringer’s initiative to reform and empower Manhattan’s community boards. Prior, Gregory served as Assemblymember Glick’s community liaison to the neighborhoods in the Village and SoHo, working to fight mass eviction of middle to low-income tenants and helping constituents in need obtain public benefits.
Gregory received his own early childhood education at Lindgren and the Spring School. He studied Literature and Philosophy at Beloit College in Wisconsin and holds a M.A. in Politics with a focus on American Politics and Government from New York University.