Kristen Atwood

Founding Staff Member at City Year, Inc.

Kristen Atwood

Kristen Atwood

Founding Staff Member at City Year, Inc.

Biography

Kristen Atwood
Founding Staff Member, City Year, Inc.

Throughout her life, Kristen Atwood has devoted her energies and passion to uniting our global community through service, cultural enrichment and the profound impact of friendships that bridge geographies, sectors and socioeconomic backgrounds.

As a founding staff member of City Year, Kristen spent two decades immersed in the transformative power of service where she played an instrumental role in the development of the organization. She continues to serve as a resource for City Year’s strategy for international growth and development as a champion of City Year South Africa and as co-chair for the international committee for City Year’s national board of trustees.

She also serves as board member for Be The Change, Inc. and on the board of advisors for South Africa Partners.

Kristen is the founder of Ripples of Hope, a nonprofit organization which inspires families to be engaged and take action in local and global service journeys utilizing service as the international passport to change lives, open hearts and forge bonds of understanding and humanity. Ripples of Hope is built on that simple premise and profound understanding. It is an ideal first demonstrated by Kristen's father, a Presbyterian minister, and one that is the foundation of the family she has created with her husband Jim and their five children.

Ripples of Hope is an expression of Kristen's hope for our world and belief that families united in common purpose can be a global force for humanity.

Overview
Career Highlights

City Year, Inc.
Ripples of Hope

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1071

Number of Boards

3

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Co-Founder at City Year, Inc.

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Co-Founder at City Year, Inc.

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Co-Founder at City Year, Inc.

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Senior Adviser & Social Justice Entrepreneur-in-Residence at City Year, Inc.

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Former Superintendent at Boston Public Schools - Massachusetts

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Vice Chairman-Reunion Giving at Harvard University

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Public Service Professor of Public Leadership, Harvard Kennedy School Founding Director at Harvard University - Center for Public Leadership at John F. Kennedy School of Government

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Co-Founder at City Year Los Angeles

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Chief Executive Officer at City Year, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Greenlight Capital, Inc.

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Kristen Atwood
Founding Staff Member at City Year, Inc.
Career History
Founding Staff Member
1988 - Current

City Year is an American education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The organization partners with public schools in 29 high-need communities across the US and through international affiliates in the UK and Johannesburg, South Africa. City Year teams are made up of 18 to 24 year olds, who provide student, classroom, and whole school support, intended to help students stay in school and on track to graduate high school. City Year is a member of the AmeriCorps national service network, and is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Founder
Current
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Honorary Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees
1988 - Current

City Year is an American education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The organization partners with public schools in 29 high-need communities across the US and through international affiliates in the UK and Johannesburg, South Africa. City Year teams are made up of 18 to 24 year olds, who provide student, classroom, and whole school support, intended to help students stay in school and on track to graduate high school. City Year is a member of the AmeriCorps national service network, and is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, school district partnerships, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals.

Board Member
Current

Be the Change, Inc. creates and manages national issue-based campaigns. It offers service year alliance, opportunity nation, and got your 6 campaigns. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

Member, Board of Advisors
Prior

SOUTH AFRICA PARTNERS (SA PARTNERS) BRINGS TOGETHER THE SKILLS, TALENT, AND RESOURCES NEEDED TO BUILD IN THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA. BY FACILITATING MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN ORGANIZATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH AFRICA, SA PARTNERS IS ABLE TO LEVERAGE RESOURCES, TRANSFER SKILLS, AND BUILD CAPACITY IN SOUTH AFRICA. OUR PARTNERSHIPS FOCUS ON ADDRESSING KEY AREAS OF HEALTH AND EDUCATION; IDENTIFYING NEW AND UNIQUE WAYS TO ADDRESS SOCIAL CHALLENGES IN BOTH COUNTRIES. SA PARTNERS IS COMMITTED TO IDENTIFYING AND FACILITATING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES THAT: BUILD THE CAPACITY OF SOUTH AFRICAN ORGANIZATIONS AND IMPROVE THEIR ABILITY TO CARRY OUT PROGRAM ACTIVITIES; OFFER THE POTENTIAL FOR LONG-TERM COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN INSTITUTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH AFRICA; IDENTIFY MODEL PROGRAMS AND "BEST PRACTICES" THAT CAN BE REPLICATED IN BOTH COUNTRIES; ENCOURAGE "PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE" INITIATIVES THAT STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRI

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