The National Summer Learning Association (NSLA) has selected Aaron Philip Dworkin, formerly of the After-School All-Stars, to serve as NSLA's new Chief Executive Officer, effective June 3, 2019. Dworkin succeeds founder and interim CEO Matthew Boulay, Ph.D., and will lead NSLA, the organization whose work for more than 25 years has focused on expanding high-quality summer learning opportunities across the United States.
Dworkin joins NSLA having most recently served as President of the After-School All-Stars National Network - a non-profit organization providing free afterschool and summer programs to 90,000 low-income students in more than 450 Title I schools in 20 major cities across the United States. Over the last 12 years, Dworkin led the organization through tremendous growth, significantly increasing the number of students served, doubling the After-School All-Stars national footprint and annual revenue, while opening a national office in Washington D.C. to expand its advocacy efforts.
Dworkin also oversaw the creation and implementation of the After-School All-Stars' four signature national initiatives, each with its own summer learning program, designed to combat childhood obesity (Sports as a Hook), promote high school and college graduation (We Are Ready), prepare students for careers (CEO: Career Exploration Opportunities), and inspire youth leadership and community service (Life Service Action).
Prior to After-School All-Stars, Dworkin founded and directed Hoops & Leaders, an acclaimed summer youth leadership and mentoring program in New York City. He also helped support the creation of Up2Us Sports, a national coalition of sports-based youth development programs. Aaron is a frequent presenter at national education conferences, a graduate of Tufts University, and a former Coro Fellow in Public Affairs. He holds master's degrees from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and Harvard University Graduate School of Education. He is a member of the 2019 Class of Leadership Greater Washington and serves on the National Board of Directors of the American Camp Association.
This search was led by Ericka Miller with Marc St. Hilaire.
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