social entrepreneurship, sport and youth culture, civic engagement
Bethany Rubin Henderson is an award-winning social entrepreneur. She currently heads DC SCORES, a 21-year-old youth development nonprofit mitigating the effects of poverty on the lives of DC’s schoolchildren through a unique, whole-child approach integrating sports, arts, and service. In 2007 she founded City Hall Fellows, the first non-partisan local government service corps to empower top young talent to help their own cities run better and cheaper. She is also a White House Fellow (2012-13); an Echoing Green Fellow (2009); a Next American City emerging urban leader (2010); and a NYC Urban Fellow (1998-99). In 2011, Bethany was named one of the 40 under 40 progressive political entrepreneurs of the year by the New Leaders Council. Her career has criss-crossed sectors. She has worked in government (at the city, state, and federal level), the private sector (as both a big firm lawyer and the co-founder of a small, online retail business, Grow With Me Tee), and the social/nonprofit sector (as a social entrepreneur, nonprofit executive, and social innovation consultant). Ms. Henderson has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and both a M.A. and B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of Pennsylvania. She frequently writes and speaks about social entrepreneurship and civic engagement. She and her husband occasionally jointly blog about juggling their two-kid, two-career life.
Harvard Law School
University of Pennsylvania