Robert
Ivry
Senior Vice President

Ivry is the Senior Vice President of Development and External Affairs at MDRC, where he has worked since 1980. He is a nationally known expert on education and social policy issues, especially in the areas of education, workforce and job training, and youth development and employment. Ivry plays a major leadership role in developing MDRC’s portfolio in all areas of education, including prekindergarten, high school reforms, college access and readiness, postsecondary success, and second-chance alternative programs for returning dropouts. He manages program development and dissemination across MDRC’s five policy areas. This involves incubating and launching new projects, and then communicating those projects’ findings to government officials, national organizations, federal and state agencies, congressional staff members, public interest groups, foundations, practitioners, and research organizations to inform public policy and improve practice in the field. Ivry is an officer and part of the management team at MDRC, and he also oversees fundraising from public and private sources for MDRC’s corporate budget. He is on the board of the Grable Foundation and the Kitchen Cabinet for Results for America. Before joining MDRC, Ivry was Director of Youth Services for the Mayor’s Office in Baltimore from 1972 to 1980. He received both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from The Johns Hopkins University.