Grace Rauh named executive director of 5BORO Institute
New nonprofit, 5BORO Institute, nominates journalist and public affairs professional
On Tuesday, the 5BORO Institute, a think tank dedicated to advancing equitable and creative solutions to challenging issues in the city, announced that Grace Rauh is the nonprofit’s first executive director.
5BORO’s immediate agenda advocates for stronger mental health infrastructure in the city, as day care as a means of economic stimulus and the emboldening of the public education system by attracting top tier talent. However, the group focuses broadly on education, workforce development, politics/government, labor, municipal finance, poverty reduction, open space, academia and climate change and resiliency, according to a statement put out Tuesday.
“As we emerge from the pandemic, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reimagine what is possible for New York and implement bold, creative policy solutions so that our city can thrive and serve the needs of New Yorkers,” said Rauh.
“I’m supremely excited to have the opportunity to work with our incredible board and partners to build this organization and advance innovative ideas to strengthen New York and make it an even better place to live, work, and raise a family.”