Cynthia Robbins- Management Consultant
Cynthia Robbins is an independent consultant who has been helping to build and lead successful, enduring organizations since she was a student at Harvard and Stanford. Passionate about engaging community to improve social outcomes, she is skilled in organizational development, capacity building and program design, particularly for youth and family serving, mission-driven organizations and expert in helping them take lofty missions and good programs to scale. Her work has taken her from winning in the courtroom on behalf of low-income clients to serving as a successful consultant, advocate, funder and nonprofit executive, ever in pursuit of justice and better outcomes for communities in crisis, particularly urban, where dense poverty can hide their promise. Prior to becoming a full-time consultant, Robbins served first as managing and then executive director, of See Forever Foundation’s Maya Angelou Schools in Washington, D.C. She led the organization through a period of tremendous growth in scope and reach. Robbins also previously led the general grant-making team at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation and formerly chaired the D.C. Public Defender Service board, years after her tenure there as a winning staff attorney (undefeated in jury trials), and work as an adjunct professor of juvenile law. Robbins earned her BA cum laude from Harvard University and a JD from Stanford Law School. Either as a consultant, a board member, staff leader or an internet entrepreneur, Robbins helps teams to achieve results – often through convening groups, facilitating meetings and forging common ground. She also sells her message and the messages of her cause to persuade change and community improvement.