​Michael J. Harrington’s Biography

Michael J. Harrington is a community and political activist in his native city of Chicago, Illinois. His professional and volunteer work as an urban affairs writer, speaker, and consultant is marked by his strong advocacy for the involvement of all stakeholders – especially local residents and workers – in any decision making that affects their lives.
During his service as Director of Operations for the Chicago Teachers Union, Harrington helped lead the union’s efforts to win broad-based public support through successful advocacy on issues that impacted the lives of Chicago’s children and the quality of their education.