Pictured above is a black and white image of Andrew Friedman. He is seen donning a wide smile and black crew neck t-shirt.

Andrew Friedman

  • Lecturer in Law

Andrew Friedman is Senior Director of Strategy and co-founder of The Action Lab. He is also the Director of the Initiative for Community Power and Democratic Engagement at NYU School of Law and Wagner School of Public Service.

He founded the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD), the largest federated network of community organizing groups in the United States, in 2012. Andrew previously co-founded and spent 15 years building Make the Road New York into the leading democratically run, immigrant-led community organization in New York State. 

Andrew also co-founded Local Progress, a national network of progressive municipal elected officials. In addition to Wagner and NYU School of Law, Andrew has taught at the New School for Social Research and Columbia Law School. 

He is on the Board of Directors of Make the Road Action, Hester Street, the Center for Popular Democracy, and Local Progress. 

Andrew is a magna cum laude graduate of Columbia College and a cum laude graduate of the New York University School of Law.