Amy Carroll has spent 20+ years working in the social justice movement as a program directors, attorney, campaigner and strategist. Most recently, she co-founded in 2012 and built the Center for Popular Democracy from a nascent idea to a national network of 53 community-based organizing affiliates, led by four Co-Executive Directors, and supported by a 90+ person staff spread across the country. Amy has always focused on the intersection of vision and practice — translating bold, ambitious ideas into strategy, structure and staffing that generate impact. She now supports social justice organizations and leaders on strategic planning, organizational development, DEI, and high-impact, values-based leadership. Prior to CPD, Amy served as Legal Director at Make the Road New York (during an organizational merger and rapid growth), as a lawyer at MFY Legal Services, in progressive publishing, and in the labor movement. She received a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.