A compassionate and gifted leader, Patrick Corvington has dedicated his life to the service of others.
As President Barack Obama's top official overseeing our nation's domestic community service programs, Patrick Corvington is chief executive officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. the agency engages more than five million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, and leads President Obama's United We Serve initiative. In this work, the Corporation supports America's civic infrastructure of food banks, homeless shelters, youth centers, senior homes, and volunteer centers in engaging citizens to tackle critical challenges.
A recognized expert on nonprofit sector leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism, Patrick Corvington has led the Corporation during a time of extraordinary development mandated by the passage of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act.
Patrick Corvington, who is of Haitian descent, lived with his family in the Congo, Uganda and Morocco before coming to America where he became a United States citizen in 1993. He began his career as a case manager working with migrant farm workers, served as director of a group shelter home for adjudicated youth, and worked as a patient advocate in a community-based HIV/AIDs clinic.
Prior to joining the Corporation, Patrick Corvington served as a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropic organization that seeks to create promising futures for disadvantaged children in the United States. Earlier in his career, he conducted policy research at the Urban Institute, and was executive director of Innovation Network, a non-profit agency devoted to building the evaluation capacity of the non-profit sector.
He earned his B.A. in sociology from the University of Maryland and his M.A. in public policy from Johns Hopkins University. He has co-authored publications such as "Ready to Lead: Next Generation Leaders Speak Out" and "Next Shift: Beyond the Nonprofit Leadership Crisis."
Through a lifetime of civic engagement, Patrick Corvington has generated a nationwide culture of community service, one in which individuals are empowered to work together to solve critical problems.