FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Bethany Henderson named DC SCORES Executive Director
Former White House Fellow, founder of City Hall Fellows to lead organization's continued growth
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2014) — The Board of Directors of DC SCORES is pleased to announce Bethany Rubin Henderson has been named the new Executive Director. Bethany is a nationally recognized social entrepreneur, Echoing Green Fellow, and recent White House Fellow.
DC SCORES instills self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community in low-income DC youth through an innovative year-round, after-school, team-based approach that combines poetry, soccer, and service-learning. DC SCORES currently serves 1,500 low-income DC youth at 47 schools.
“We have found an excellent new leader for DC SCORES who will build on the extraordinary foundation, vision, strategy and team that Amy Nakamoto has so effectively put in place during her tenure,” said Kevin Alansky and Stephen Replogle, co-Chairs of the DC SCORES Board of Directors. “Bethany brings leadership, passion and a deep commitment to public service and entrepreneurship. We look forward to Bethany leading us to and through our next exciting phase of growth.”
Bethany’s career has spanned the social, for-profit, and government sectors. While in the White House, Bethany coordinated the 2013 Youth Jobs+ initiative and participated in developing My Brother’s Keeper, a public-private partnership focused on helping boys and young men of color get and stay on track cradle to career. In 2008, Bethany founded City Hall Fellows, an award-winning, nonpartisan, post-college local government service corps, raising more than $4M to launch and build the organization during the recession. City Hall Fellows uses service-learning principles to prepare young people to take active civic leadership roles in their own hometowns.
Previously, Bethany was a trial attorney at international litigation firm Quinn Emanuel, where she won an award from the California State Bar Association for her pro bono work helping special needs low-income students obtain the education to which the law entitles them. She also helped build out the Center for Social Entrepreneurship at George Mason University.
Bethany earned her JD at Harvard Law School and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned both an MA and BA in Political Science.
DC SCORES worked with LeaderFit on this search.
About DC SCORES
For people who believe in a well-rounded childhood, DC SCORES has the quality, team-based approach providing youth with the arts, athletics, and academics that will engage, enrich, and improve their lives. DC SCORES instills self-expression, physical fitness, and a sense of community by building teams through after-school programs for 1,500 low-income DC youth at 47 schools. DC SCORES accomplishes this in an innovative model combining poetry, soccer, and service-learning year-round.
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