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Luke Hayes

Director of Mobilization

Luke Hayes is the Director of Mobilization for Understood. Luke leads the effort to create community among parents, and help them advocate for more training and resources in their local and state schools.

Prior to NCLD, Luke worked for several years on political campaigns across the country, including Virginia, Texas and Nevada. In 2012, Luke lead President Obama’s re-election efforts in Nevada as the State Director for his campaign. Most recently, Luke was the Field Director for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs in New York City, working to organize and connect immigrant communities to city services, such as IDNYC.

Luke enjoys basketball, all things sci-fi/fantasy, and being the “cool” uncle to his niece and nephew. He graduated from Vassar College with a degree in Religious Studies.

From the blog

NCLD Celebrates the 1 in 5 at Annual Benefit Dinner

On Monday, March 5th, NCLD brought together 450 friends and supporters for its Annual Benefit Dinner at New York City’s Cipriani 42nd Street. The evening celebrated the 1 in 5 people with learning and attention issues, reducing stigma and lifting up the voices of the young people, parents and educators who NCLD serves each day. … Continue reading NCLD Celebrates the 1 in 5 at Annual Benefit Dinner

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