Patrick Corvington

Board Member & Executive Director


Patrick A. Corvington joined DCSRN as Interim Executive Director in September 2018. Prior to his role with DCSRN, Patrick was a Senior Fellow for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading and served in President Obama’s administration as the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Patrick also served as a Senior Vice-President with Habitat for Humanity International where he created a management and deployment infrastructure for the over one million Habitat for Humanity volunteers. Of Haitian origin, he took particular interest in HFHI’s development efforts, assisting in managing a large scale housing construction project and over four hundred volunteers who built 250 houses alongside President Carter, in Haiti. Patrick served as Senior Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation where he engaged directly with some of the top social innovation intermediaries in the nonprofit sector including Venture Philanthropy Partners and Echoing Green and has co- authored publications such as Ready to Lead: Next Generation Leaders Speak Out and Next Shift: Beyond the Nonprofit Leadership Crisis. He has also served as a Research Associate at The Urban Institute, where he conducted housing policy research and worked to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations in Russia. He has worked as a patient advocate in a community-based HIV/AIDS clinic; traveled the east coast migrant stream as a case manager for Haitian migrant workers; and volunteered his time working in the infirmary of a shelter for homeless persons. Patrick has served on the Board of Directors of Echoing Green, the Washington Regional Association of Grant-makers, The Nonprofit Workforce Coalition, The National Conference on Citizenship, and the Takoma Children’s School.