Alan Khazei

Fall 2006

Alan Khazei is the co-founder of City Year, a national youth service corps that helped to inspire development of AmeriCorps, our country's federal investment in nationwide youth service. Founded in 1988 with 50 young people in service in Boston, City Year today enlists more than 1,100 young adults, in 15 communities across America and in Johannesburg South Africa for a demanding year of full-time community service, civic engagement and leadership development.

Khazei has received numerous honors for his leadership in the nonprofit sector. In 1994, Time Magazine recognized him as one of America's 50 outstanding leaders under 40, and he has received the Reebok Human Rights Award and the Jefferson Award for Public Service. Khazei currently serves on the Board of Directors of Citizen Schools, The Harvard Alumni Association, New Profit, Inc., Share Our Strength, and on the Advisory Board of America's Promise, the Partnership for Public Service, and the Center for Public Leadership at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. An honors graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Khazei currently lives in Jamaica Plain, MA with his wife and daughter.




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