Saturday, October 3, 2009

Obama picks Corvington for national service post


WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has named a veteran of nonprofit groups to head the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The president said Friday that Patrick Corvington will lead the agency that oversees Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and Learn and Serve America.

Corvington is a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He previously worked at the nonprofit Innovation Network and the Urban Institute.

Corvington is a native of Haiti who earned degrees at the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University.
Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press

Patrick Corvington’s Summary

Patrick Corvington is a recognized expert on non-profit sector leadership and capacity issues, new and emerging philanthropy, and volunteerism. He currently serves at the Annie E. Casey Foundation as a Senior Associate responsible for guiding the foundation’s grantees on issues related to leadership development, next generation leadership, and capacity building. He also acts as Senior Advisor to the Foundation’s Executive Vice President, Ralph Smith, who is the Chair of the Council on Foundations. As part of this work Corvington is engaged directly with some of the top social innovation intermediaries in the nonprofit sector and has co- authored publications such as Ready to Lead: Next Generation Leaders Speak Out and Next Shift: Beyond the Nonprofit Leadership Crisis. From 2003-2005, Corvington was Executive Director of Innovation Network,he conducted policy research at The Urban Institute, and also worked to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations abroad.

A native of Haiti, Mr. Corvington grew up in Africa immigrated to the United States as a teenager. He earnrd his B.A. in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park, and his M.A. in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, where he received the National Minority Leadership Fellowship from the Kellogg Foundation. Corvington has devoted his life to serving and empowering communities, beginning his career traveling the East Coast migrant stream as a case manager working with migrant workers. He has also served as an advocate for adjudicated youth as Interim Director at the Sykesville Group Shelter Home and has worked as a patient advocate in a community-based HIV/AIDS clinic; and has volunteered his time working in an infirmary of a shelter for homeless persons. He currently serves on the board of directors of Echoing Green, the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, and the advisory board of the American Humanics Nonprofit Workforce Coalition.
Patrick Corvington’s Specialties:

Leadership Development, Nonprofit Capacity, Strategy Development, Philanthropy, Volunteerism, Research.


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