Coro Fellow Dylan Gray is joining our team for the final runup to the November 3rd election. Coro’s Fellowship in Public Affairs is a nine-month dynamic leadership training program in which fellows hold professional positions in the public sector, the private sector, nonprofit/philanthropy, labor, and electoral politics to learn how to positively transform an ever-changing, complex society.
Originally from South Los Angeles, Dylan has a history of community organizing in the city of Inglewood. He moved to Northern California to pursue his undergraduate degree in Political Science with a Paralegal Certificate from California State University, Chico.
By working with the campaign, he aims to educate and mobilize voters to cast their ballots for MRT — urging their support for someone who is representative of the people and who has the experience to champion change on critical issues such as homelessness and community policing reform.
“I have seen tangible change around my community, in South LA and surrounding neighborhoods because of MRT, and I am a third-generation supporter. The Supervisor continues to serve as a beacon of hope throughout our community and is the exemplary model for young Black men to do better by their community,” Gray said.
After college, Gray returned to his community to work as an Academic and Career Services Coordinator for the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide supplementary support to under resourced students. Then he became a Judicial Extern at the Compton Courthouse, working to combat recidivism; he was also a member of the court’s rehabilitation team.
His passion for service stems from seeing how the social environment has impacted people in the community. In particular, he seeks to follow MRT’s vision for redefining what community policing looks like.
Gray plans to attend law school and work on public policy with a focus towards systematic basis to combat institutional racism across the state.
“We need to create equitable solutions to the greatest issues we face as a state to ensure that all citizens are succeeding at equal rates. The template has been created and MRT is one of the authors; that’s why this is why we need to engage in local elections,” says Gray.