Alan Khazei 1991 fellow
Unite young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation.
Alan Khazei has pioneered ways to empower citizens to make a difference. In 1987, as a young graduate of Harvard Law School, he co-founded City Year with his friend, Michael Brown. City Year unites young adults ages 17-24 from all backgrounds for an intensive year of full-time community service mentoring, tutoring, and educating children. In 2007, Alan launched Be the Change, Inc., a nonprofit that creates national issue based campaigns by organizing coalitions of nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, private sector leaders, academics, and citizens. Alan has served on the boards of leading national non-profits and has received numerous awards, including the Reebok Human Rights Award, the Jefferson Award for Public Service, and the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur Award. Alan is also the author of the book, Big Citizenship: How pragmatic idealism can bring out the best in America.