Robert Sherman

Robert F. Sherman Ph.D. works as a consultant to foundations and nonprofits in areas of education reform, youth development and leadership, and civic engagement. Clients of Robert’s include the New Teacher Center, Morningside Center on Teaching Social Responsibility, Stuart Foundation, Ford Foundation, National Afterschool Association, Movement Strategy Center, and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). He has served as Director, Initiative for Social and Emotional Learning at the NoVo Foundation, Executive Director of the Action Center to End World Hunger with Mercy Corps, and founded and directed the national Effective Citizenry program at the Surdna Foundation in New York City, where he served for 15 years. Prior to Surdna, Sherman served in New York City government for 8 years as Executive Director of the Increase the Peace Volunteer Corps (Mayor’s Office) and as Director of the Community Relations Institute housed at the New York City Commission on Human Rights.