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The Edwards Factor: Brooklyn Children’s Museum – world’s oldest learning center of its kind – is Safe Haven

Last fall, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, currently in its 125th year, named Atiba T. Edwards as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to the announcement, he served for several months as the institution’s Acting President and CEO. Mr. Edwards has been an integral part of the Brooklyn Children’s Museum since 2019 when he joined BCM as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President.

Storytelling at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum.
photo credit Winston Williams-Brooklyn Children’s Museum

In this capacity, he served with outstanding leadership, overseeing various critical functions of the museum, including adeptly managing the budget, implementing systems to increase staff efficiency, overseeing an incredibly successful rebranding effort, and spearheading an array of new offerings at the Museum. Prior to his tenure at the museum, Mr. Edwards served as the Director of Operations at Brooklyn East Collegiate, a school within the Uncommon Schools network.

Mr. Edwards is the first in the Our Time Press series of June 2024 Men’s Month profiles focusing on individuals in the New York Metro area whose work in the cultural arts is having a major positive impact, locally or globally, on families and children. He has said, “ Art transcends boundaries and communicates across cultures and languages — it unites, it stretches us, and it grows us.” photo credit Winston Williams-Brooklyn Children’s Museum P. 7