Since 1995, BiNi Coleman has achieved extraordinary results as a champion for children and youth. She is an expert in collaborative program and systems design to meet identified need and produce positive measurable outcomes on the student, campus and systems levels. For their contributions to campus improvement, Coleman’s projects have been observed and documented in research studies by reputable educational agencies such as SEDL, Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). Coleman wrote winning applications for the “100 Best Communities” award (2007-12) by Colin and Alma Powell’s America’s Promise Alliance, co-founded the St. John Community School Alliance in 2007, received recognition as one of the most innovative Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) programs in 2008, and assisted with interventions that helped save three public schools from closure and move six schools from Academically Unacceptable to Acceptable state ratings.
Coleman has consulted executive and program level staff of businesses, schools and government agencies, including the Texas Education Agency, for which she helped coordinate training and technical assistance initiatives for the statewide 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) network and monitored over $80 million in federal grant projects. Coleman effectively tripled the organizational budget of one Austin-based non-profit organization via development and operations consultation, and she developed systems and processes for coordination of partnerships bringing over $50 million in added value to Austin’s largest school district serving over 80,000 students and families. She facilitated the Central Texas Ready By 21 Coalition, which brought together various youth-focused agencies and coalitions in the Austin/Travis County area, and hosted the Forum for Youth Investment’s 2017 Ready by 21 National Meeting in Austin, which highlighted the area’s achievements to over 500 city, county, state and school district leaders from across the U.S. Coleman currently serves as Interim Executive Director of the Texas Partnership for Out of School Time and a consultant for local systems and non-profits that work with children, youth and families.
Beyond her work with youth, communities and educational systems, Coleman has extensive experience in the development and management of efficient organizational systems, data/evaluation processes, contracts and effective communications strategies. She has extensive finance knowledge and experience and has tracked, reconciled and overseen various multi-million-dollar financial portfolios. Additionally, Coleman is an alumnus of the Texas Exes and UT Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics associations and has held trusted positions on several boards of directors.