Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Ariel Enrique Guerrero, MPA, is a born and raised New Yorker. His career has been marked by bold choices and service. Prior to co-founding the O&G Racial Equity Collaborative, Ariel’s work has been grounded in over 13 years of experience in the government, non-profit, political and philanthropic space with organizations such as the National League of Cities (NLC) Lutheran Services in America (LSA), the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), the National Housing Partnership (NHP) Foundation, and the New York City Department of Education.vAriel is a proud alumnus of Fordham University where he obtained his BS in Psychology. He is also a 2015 graduate of the National Urban Fellows (NUF) program at Baruch College School of Public Affairs where he received his Master’s in Public Administration.
Ariel prides himself as multi-sector strategist with strong roots in leadership, advocacy, organizing and community mobilization. He has a unique understanding of the intersectionality of community and the driving institutions that work together to create outcomes for individuals and families as well as the need to build effective leadership and leaders within these communities and institutions. Informed, organized, and empowered are the core values of Ariel’s work. Building, bridging, and forming multi-sectored solutions with communities is fundamental to overall success. He is committed to supporting and encouraging communities to be the catalyst for the sustaining change they hope to see. Ariel finds great joy in leveraging his core values and experience to help leadership and community create paths of action that promote equity, fairness, and justice. Ariel is a husband, Christian, diehard New York Mets fan, salsa dancing fanatic, foodie and avid movie goer!