Programme Officer

LOCATION / North Carolina

Bethiel Girma Holton joined the Learning Differences Programme as a Programme Officer in July 2017.


Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Bethiel spent eight years as the National Director of Student Engagement at City Year, an education non-profit focused on deploying volunteer AmeriCorps members to support students and teachers in America’s highest need public schools.  While at City Year she led the design, implementation and evaluation of a research-based school culture and social emotional learning framework implemented in over 300 schools in 26 cities.


Bethiel holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Combined Sciences from Santa Clara University.



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Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.


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