Josh Dickson

josh_dicksonJosh Dickson is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he focuses on domestic policy issues and sustainable development in low-income communities. He most recently worked on the education team at the White House Domestic Policy Council and will spend the 2011 summer managing outreach for Opportunity Nation, an initiative of Be the Change, Inc. Prior to his time at Harvard, Josh worked for two years as National Recruitment Director and Manager of Outreach for Teach For America’s Faith Community Relations Team. He first got involved with Teach For America as a Chicago corps member, where he taught kindergarten and worked on issues impacting low-income youth with the Industrial Areas Foundation. Originally from Upstate New York, Josh is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is involved in numerous initiatives focused on engaging faith-based and neighborhood organizations in community development. Josh became involved with CPL because of his passion for equipping leaders for the public sector who will leave a lasting legacy on their community, city, and country and promote an ethic of “greatness as service.” As SAB co-chair in 2011–12, he plans to continue developing strong leadership programming and preparing Harvard Kennedy School students to engage in effective public leadership.