sam kuttner

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Group collaborator: Consultant + trainer

Sam’s passion for creating passionate, thoughtful and equity-focused leaders brought him to the work of The Group Forward. Sam has spent his career focused on Emerging Adult Development and Management, in a variety of different settings, giving him keen insight into what it means to both be a successful first time manager, and also manage folks who are early in their careers.

Sam’s began his professional journey as a 2010 Teach for America Corps Member, where he taught high school Economics in Memphis, TN. Working collectively with others at his school, Sam lead the schools first college pipeline program, raising the graduation rate at the school by 43% in the course of one academic year. 

After leaving the classroom, Sam worked for Teach for America for two years coaching and developing first year teachers in the classroom, with a focus on culture building, facilitation, and curriculum development. After leaving Teach for America, Sam worked as the Director of Special Projects at the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants, where he advocated for the rights of Eritrean and Sudanese asylum seekers in the Israeli prison system.

Currently, Sam is the Fellowship Director at Repair the World, where he oversees the lifecycle for a yearlong social justice fellowship- focused on developing the leadership and non-profit capacities of folks who have recently graduated from college.

Sam holds a degree in International Relations from Boston University and a Masters Degree in Educational Administration from Christian Brothers University. He has also been a recipient of the Dorot Fellowship in Israel, and the New Israel Fund’s Shatil Social Justice Fellowship.