Richard Raya

Director of Mission Promise Neighborhood, Mission Economic Development Agency

San Francisco Director

Richard Raya is the Director of Mission Promise Neighborhood (MPN), a community development initiative rooted in the belief that every child in San Francisco can succeed. He is focused on using a common agenda and shared measurement with MPN’s 20 community partners to improve educational results for San Francisco’s children, and convincing government to institutionalize the cradle-to-career continuum of services that Promise Neighborhoods provide. Over the past two decades, Richard has brought community leaders, administrators and elected officials together to improve community outcomes and generate revenue. His roles have included Chief of Staff for an Oakland City Councilmember, Executive Director of Youth Radio, and Director of Administration for the Alameda County Public Health Department.