A product of public and private schools in New York, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Rhode Island, Ebony Grisom is acutely aware of the disparities in educational opportunities in different regions of the country. She is a living testimony to what students can achieve when parents, educators, and other adults believe in a student’s ability to succeed. Ebony says, ” I was fortunate to have teachers at critical points in my journey that saw something in me that I did not (see in myself…yet. I am forever grateful for their commitment, sacrifice, and love. I hope to shepherd students along their journey as my mentors did for me.” She is passionate about education and desires to see all students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, religion or socio-economic class, exceed their academic potential.
Ebony began her admission career at her Alma mater, Canterbury School, in New Milford, Connecticut before gaining college admission experience at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. She is a past president of New England Counselors of Color Bridging Access to College (NECBAC). Currently, she is the Director of Educational Initiatives for THE STANDARD, the youth ministry at Morning Star Baptist Church in Mattapan, MA, and founder of Mustard Seed Ministries, a women’s ministry based in Providence, Rhode Island. It takes a village to raise (and educate) a child: Ebony Grisom is thrilled to bring the diversity of her personal and professional experiences to I.C.E.