Rich Berlin

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Rich Berlin


Executive Director, DREAM Charter School


Executive Director at DREAM since 1997, Richard Berlin is also a founding member of DREAM Charter School. Mr. Berlin began his connection with DREAM as a volunteer baseball coach in 1994. Under his leadership, DREAM has grown from a seasonal recreation program with one staff member to a thriving community-based organization recognized locally and nationally with numerous awards for programmatic and operational excellence.

Mr. Berlin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and attended a Master’s Program in Political Theory at the London School of Economics and Political Science in London, England. Additionally, he has completed certificate programs at Columbia University’s Institute for Not-for- Profit Management in both Nonprofit Management and Leadership Development. Mr. Berlin has also been a Leadership Fellow at the Citizens’ Committee for the Children of New York City.

Mr. Berlin, who frequently speaks on topics related to nonprofit management, governance, and sustainability, has served as an adjunct faculty member at The New School University’s Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Policy. He also serves as the vice-chair of the Board of Directors of the National Summer Learning Association.

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