Richard A. Rowe, MPA
Richard A. Rowe, MPA, has provided strategic guidance, cultural support, and critical analysis to support communities of color and grassroots organizations that seek a paradigm shift on family, community, and/or societal levels. His approach uses life-affirming, life-giving, family-centered, and culturally relevant tools and rituals to heal the historic and ongoing trauma among African Americans. Richard’s areas of specialization include mentoring, fatherhood, family integration, collaborations and partnerships, youth leadership, intergenerational relationships, stress reduction, wellness, and resiliency. He has also provided strategic planning, leadership development, and student-centered technical assistance to hundreds of public and private schools, community organizations, and nonprofit agencies. Richard’s management and capacity building clients have included the Black Mental Health Alliance, Sojourner-Douglass College, Associated Black Charities, Baltimore City Health Department, Urban Leadership Institute, the Baltimore Mentoring Project, the National Trust for Black Men and the National Mentoring Center.
Richard has facilitated a series of interactive workshops for parents / caregivers in several public schools and community organizations that are designed to provide parents /caregivers with the information necessary to teach their children how to recognize, resist, recover and heal from the emotional trauma and the harmful effects of historical and contemporary institutional racism. He has also provided support to the implementation of Emotional Emancipation Circles for community members to help build the movement for optimal healing, wellness, empowerment and psychological well-being. Richard also co-facilitated the Summoning The Village: Call To Action community gatherings with members of the Black Mental Health Alliance to help Baltimore’s Sandtown community heal after the 2015 police-related death of Freddie Gray and youth-led uprising. Richard is a past recipient of Fellowships from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and Open Society Institute-Baltimore to support his design and implementation of programming with Black men and boys.