Born in Queens, New York, but raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Richard is the Founder and Principal of the Radicle Solutions Group, a company purposed to strengthen and cultivate the capacity within organizations and institutions to maximize impact in the communities that they serve.
Mr. Crews has worked in areas ranging from the streets of South Phoenix with MentorKids USA to working in boardrooms leading CEO’s and Superintendents with Thriving Together, an initiative of United Way, to address the needs of all of Phoenix’s Children, Youth and Young Adults. He’s spoken nationally addressing issues including Race Power and Privilege, Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline, the Importance of Cultivating Emerging Leaders, and Building Strong Authentic Relations Between Law Enforcement Agencies and Marginalized Communities. Mr. Crews’ work in equity has been featured by The Collective Impact Forum, Living Cities, and the Stanford University Social Innovation Review among other spaces. Currently he serves as the convener to Cultivate South Phoenix (CUSP), a coalition working to create equity through wellness, and education in South Phoenix, and serves on Sheriff Paul Penzone’s African American Advisory Board for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Crews is an Alliance Fellow with Vitalyst Health Foundation, as well as a Strive Together National Equity Education Fellow working to create equity in education in communities across the United States. Locally Richard was recently recognized as being among the Top 40 Diverse Leaders Under 40 by the Young Professionals of the Greater Phoenix Urban League.
Mr. Crews and his wife are proud parents of three boys, Jeremiah, Malachi and Jelani. His greatest passion is being an instrument in unlocking the space within individuals and organizations to operate intentionally, on purpose and with authenticity. Working from our truth allows humanity to cultivate a space to collaborate in solidarity to build better systems that reflect Justice instead of Just Us
It Takes Teamwork to Make The Dream Work. Here are some of the entities that The Radicle Solutions Group has had the honor of having as clients and partners in this work.