Jason Duchin

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Jason Duchin

1994 Global Fellow
Founder of DreamYard with Tim Lord

Jason Duchin 1994 Global Fellow

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Transform Bronx public schools and communities through the power of project-based arts learning.


DreamYard programs develop artistic voice, nurture young peoples’ desire to make change and cultivate the skills necessary to reach positive goals. We believe that young people in the Bronx need a continuous set of supports to help them towards positive outcomes as they navigate their educational pathway. We have every expectation that through offering sustained and meaningful supports our youth will develop the necessary tools to become creative and engaged citizens, life-long learners and the leaders and innovators of the 21st century.


Jason Duchin is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the DreamYard Project. Before starting DreamYard in 1994, Jason was a Project Manager for CAL PIRG coordinating support for Super Fund Cleanup Legislation. He has experience working with juveniles at both CASES in NYC and the Sasha Bruce House in Washington, DC. Jason serves on numerous education panels and committees, including the Fulbright Commission on the Arts, The Chancellor’s Arts Education Task Force, the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the New York State Council for the Arts. Jason received a BA in Philosophy and Political Science from Duke University.

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