Since 1995, BiNi Coleman has achieved extraordinary results in helping non-profits, for-profits, and systems agencies reach their goals. She is an expert in collaborative program and systems design to meet identified need and produce positive measurable outcomes at the individual, program, and systems levels. For their contributions to campus improvement, BiNi’s educational projects have been recognized and documented in research studies by reputable educational agencies such as SEDL, Stanford University, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). BiNi co-founded the St. Johns Community School Alliance in Austin, Texas, which won the “100 Best Communities” award (2007-12) by Colin and Alma Powell’s America’s Promise Alliance, and assisted with interventions that helped save three public schools from closure and move six schools from Academically Unacceptable to Acceptable state ratings.
BiNi developed systems and processes for coordination of partnerships bringing over $50 million in added value to Austin ISD, and she provided technical assistance for over $80 million in federal grant projects for the Texas Education Agency. She facilitated the Central Texas Ready By 21 Coalition, which brought together various youth-development-focused agencies and coalitions in the Austin/Travis County area, and hosted the Forum for Youth Investment’s 2017 Ready by 21 National Meeting in Austin, which highlighted Central Texas achievements to over 500 city, county, state and school district leaders from across the U.S.
Coleman is an alumnus of the University of Texas (UT) Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics program and has held trusted positions on several boards of directors. She earned a B.A. in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin, MBA from the University of Phoenix, and a Certification in Non-Profit Development from the Rice University Glasscock School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies. She serves as a mentor to groups such as the UT RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service, UT McComb’s School of Business, Leadership Austin, and local youth-serving non-profits, and is now a happy wife and mother living in amazement of her beautiful 5-year-old daughter.
Recent recognitions of Coleman’s work in the community include the 2019 Achievements in Black Austin Award, 2018 Distinguished Changemaker Award, and the 2017 Legacy Award for out-of-school time champions in Central Texas.