While a record snowstorm has quieted much of official Washington this week, we have exciting news to share: the Senate yesterday evening unanimously confirmed Patrick Corvington as the next CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Patrick has devoted his career to helping people in need and building the capacity of organizations to solve problems. He brings strong leadership skills and extensive knowledge of key issues facing the nonprofit sector, shaped by a wide-ranging series of positions including Senior Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation; Executive Director of Innovation Network, policy researcher at The Urban Institute, a case manager for migrant workers, an advocate for adjudicated youth, a director of a group shelter home, and a patient advocate in a community-based HIV/AIDS clinic.
Patrick’s first-hand work in and with communities, his research and evaluation experience, and his knowledge of the nonprofit sector will help the Corporation and the larger national service field achieve higher levels of impact, innovation, and effectiveness. He is committed to advancing and expanding national service through a strong focus on governance, management, diversity and streamlined operations.
The next official step is for President Obama to sign Patrick’s appointment. We will let you know when that occurs, and when Patrick begins his service. Please join me in welcoming Patrick at this exciting time for the Corporation and the larger service movement.