Harmonie Coleman

Program Manager

As a Program Manager, Harmonie holds both a future-focused and day-to-day perspective on all things child welfare at IDEO.org. She leans into design projects and session facilitation, works closely with the program director and partnerships team to advance relationships with external stakeholders, and builds rapport with community members to further IDEO.org’s internal community co-design practice.

Before joining IDEO.org, Harmonie worked as a high-school ethnic studies teacher, community organizer, equity and wellbeing consultant, and youth workshop leader. In all of her work, she dedicates herself to cultivating joyful learning experiences, nurturing identity development across generations, dismantling systemic oppression, and creating change for young people and our communities.

Harmonie holds a B.A. in Psychology and Race & Difference Studies from Emory University and a M. Ed in Teaching & Curriculum from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is intensely passionate about joy—creating and finding it, professionally and personally. She believes life and learning should be fun and strives to center that attitude in all that she does. When she's not working, she's usually wandering through NYC's many parks, nurturing an interest in photography, or reading a good book.

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