Friday, 18 of April of 2014

David Harvey

DavidHarveywebDavid C. Harvey, President and CEO, ProLiteracy Worldwide

Guest Biography

As President and CEO of ProLiteracy, David C. Harvey leads the world’s largest organization of adult literacy and basic education programs.

Mr. Harvey has a long history of working on behalf of people in need and disenfranchised communities. Before joining ProLiteracy, he was the founding executive director of AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, a national training, research, and advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. He is the author of peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and monographs on topics related to health, disability, and AIDS. As a project director with the National Disability Rights Network, he directed disability and legal rights education projects, and, before that, he directed government relations activities for the National Pediatric/Family HIV Resource Center of the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey. He has participated in several blue-ribbon advisory panels and committees and has testified before Congress, and is quoted widely in the national media.

Mr. Harvey has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s of social work from the National Catholic University School of Social Service. Mr. Harvey began his career in Washington, D.C. as a staff assistant to U.S. Representative Sam Gejdenson (D-Conn.) and served as a research assistant to a member of Parliament, House of Commons in London.

David is a guest blogger in the National Coalition for Literacy online discussion on Cultivating Media Relations for Adult Education and Family Literacy.

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