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Craig Howard

Internal Advisor, Community & Economic Development

Portrait of Craig Howard


Craig serves as Internal Advisor to the Chicago Commitment and On Nigeria teams and was Program Director for the Cities/Community Economic Development Program at MacArthur.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Craig was Vice President and Co-Director of the Low Wage Worker and Communities unit of MDRC. He previously served as a Senior Program Director for the James Irvine Foundation in San Francisco, where he managed the Foundation’s community and workforce development programs, and as a planner with the National Economic Development and Law Center (now Insight Center for Community Economic Development) where he managed the first Sector Employment Project. Craig also served as a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, first in the Office for Eastern and Southern Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, and later in the Urban Poverty Program in the Foundation’s New York office.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, and a Master of International Affairs and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University in New York.

Related Programs

Chicago Commitment

On Nigeria

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