One of his most influential works is an empowerment, competency-based curriculum for juveniles involved in the criminal justice system. It was a major stop-gap used to help eradicate the school to prison pipeline, focusing on the strength and resiliency guiding children to make good safe choices in life.
Richard Carrington is a writer, entrepreneur, and an Empowerment Advocate. He resides in the Boston, Massachusetts area with his wife Diondra and two sons, Richard III and Aaron. Richard is proud of his Boston roots. His childhood experiences helped shape his progressive and empathic disposition. Growing up in the inner city Richard witnessed criminal activity, despair, wasted talent, and opportunities. As a result, Richard developed a passion for humanity and a drive to push forward the less fortunate. In both his personal and professional life, Richard has worked intimately and prodigiously advocating for disadvantaged and underserved populations.
As a writer, Richard has penned several books both under his pen name and as a ghostwriter. One of his most recent releases is a personal memoir, “Duke & Me,” which chronicles his life and development into a man as well as his transition into a father. In “Duke and Me,” he shares how it was his family that made him a man, but his son who made him a father. His writing is broad in scope, spanning across several genres. His early writings were centered around children and adolescents. One of his most influential works is an empowerment, competency-based curriculum for juveniles involved in the criminal justice system. It was a major stop-gap used to help eradicate the school to prison pipeline, focusing on the strength and resiliency guiding children to make good safe choices in life.
Richard has a mandate to help fathers and children of absentee fathers courageously face their issues and struggles and move beyond their limitations. In his work with fathers, Richard created the website www.beafather.us, as a clearinghouse where men and the women who love them can go for resources, information, and support dealing with the effects of absentee fathers and the illness he labels PTFD, Post Traumatic Fatherless Disorder. His major call to action is to lead fathers to be responsible and present in the lives of their children and alter the current “baby daddy” paradigm that is devaluing the role of fathers and the nuclear family.
As an entrepreneur, Richard has a storied career. He has created several businesses over his lifetime in various industry sectors from not-for-profit residential homes and shelters to for-profit insurance agencies. Currently, he operates a marketing & publishing company and a southern-style, family catering company. Also, Richard sits on the board of directors for two not-for-profit corporations.
THE PUBLIC SQUARE
Please join us for an enlightening and informative community conversation with CPS Superintendent Greer, moderated by Tony Clark. The conversation will be held live at The Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library
When: August 26, 2021
Where: The Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library
Address: 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Note: Mask required