Tyler Grisgby is an educator, artist, photographer and community organizer from Washington, DC. Tyler has been a youth program facilitator with One Common Unity (OCU) since 2015, supporting young people in reaching their academic, artistic and professional goals. As a mentor, he works to provide and encourage social-emotional literacy, leadership development, restorative justice, holistic health & wellness, artistic expression and connection with nature.
Tyler has worked with schools, community arts centers, public health organizations and urban farms. He has trained hundreds of people in conflict resolution, non-violent communication, trauma informed classrooms, non-judgmental counseling skills, transgender and queer competent care and cultural humility. As a community activist Tyler has contributed to various initiatives against biased policing, environmental injustice, transgender violence and gentrification in Washington, DC.
Personally, Tyler loves art, nature, traveling, rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, cooking, yoga, reading about social movements and philosophy, and studying plants and wildlife.