Brookings launched a national initiative aimed at increasing the number of U.S. volunteers in international service as part of an International Volunteering Leadership Forum featuring government, corporate and civil society leaders. In conjunction with International Volunteer Day, sponsored by United Nations Volunteers, Brookings hosted an event with representatives from more than 100 organizations to discuss how to achieve the initiative's goal of doubling U.S. volunteers overseas, and enhancing multilateral capacity and impact over the next three years.
Jennifer Anastasoff is a co-founder of Fuse Corps and our founding CEO. Ms. Anastasoff has significant experience engaging the corporate sector in pro-bono projects in particular in education. Prior to starting Fuse Corps, Jennifer engaged top corporate professionals in pro-bono projects as well as in education as founding CEO of a teacher recruiting organization and founder of an international corporate service fellowship program. Her prior work includes teaching through Teach for America and serving as an analyst in the California Legislature. She has spoken and presented papers at Harvard University and its Business School and the University of California at Berkeley. She is proud to serve on the Board of the Junior Statesmen Foundation, the Advisory Board of the BizWorld Foundation and on the Silicon Valley Launch Committee of Year Up Bay Area. Jennifer has a Masters in Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where she received the prestigious Public Service Fellowship. And she has been known to karaoke at least once a year, read voraciously, and laugh often.
John Bridgeland formerly served as Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council early in the first term of President George W. Bush, and later as Director of the USA Freedom Corps, the parent agency of both the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps, as well as a host of federal volunteer service initiatives.
Malcolm Butler is the President and CEO of Partners of the Americas, the largest volunteer organization working to promote economic and social development in the Western Hemisphere. Partners creates people to people programs to expand opportunity across the Americas. Mr. Butler oversees the work of 60 citizen-led partnerships between 45 US states and 31 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
David L. Caprara
David L. Caprara is nonresident fellow and director of the Brookings Initiative on International Volunteering and Service, and the former director of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and AmeriCorps VISTA, Corporation for National and Community Service.
Jack Hawkins, Director, Office of Volunteers for Prosperity at the US Agency for International Development.
Jay F. Hein
Jay F. Hein was named Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives on August 3, 2006.
He is the founding president of the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, an international public policy research firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. In this capacity, Jay directed the institute's research portfolio concentrating on a range of community-based policies such as welfare-to-work, access to college, affordable health care and crime prevention.
Jim Lindsay is executive director of the Catholic Network of Volunteer Service. The organization recruits volunteers and provides resources to 201 domestic and international Christian member organizations, including parochial schools.
Steven C. Rosenthal
Steven C. Rosenthal was born in New York and attended George Washington University and the University of Colorado. He founded Cross-Cultural Solutions in 1995 and as its director has traveled extensively throughout the world, making frequent trips to the field.
Margaret Sherrard Sherraden is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Research Professor at the Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Washington University (1989), an M.A. from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago (1974), and a B.A. from Beloit College (1972).