Arnold Chandler is an advocate, researcher, trainer, and social change strategist who for more than 17 years has helped nonprofits and foundations develop evidence-informed strategies to advance programs and policies focused on social and economic equity. He is the co-founder of Forward Change based in Oakland, California. Recently, he was a Senior Research Associate at the Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the U.C. Berkeley School of Law. Before that, he was a research analyst working with a team to reform the Oakland Police Department as part of a federal lawsuit settled in 2001. Prior to that, he was a researcher and policy strategist at PolicyLink for six years. Chandler has authored several important policy analyses and studies in the social justice field as well as advised several nonprofit organizations on the use of Internet tools for supporting advocacy and social change efforts. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a M.S. in Information Systems. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife Janet.

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Arnold also serves as co-leader of the Life Course Translational Research Network (LCT-RN)'s Equity Core.

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