Program and Development Officer, Combined Jewish Philanthropies
Harris Rollinger is a program and development officer at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), the Jewish Federation of Greater Boston. At CJP, Harris oversees the social innovation strategy of the Young Adult initiative through which he coordinates PresenTense, a social innovation program that trains social entrepreneurs and develops leaders to build creative solutions that meet local and societal needs. In addition to his work at CJP, Harris is also a volunteer team lead at City Awake—Boston's Social Impact Festival—where he is organizing the City Awake Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge.
He graduated magna cum laude from Clark University in 2013 with a B.A.. in Psychology, and received his Master of Public Administration degree from Clark in 2014. While attending Clark, he started an organization called the Clark Athletics Service-Learning Trip (CAST), which takes university athletes abroad on social entrepreneurship field experiences. He has served as a graduate consultant for Seven Hills Global Outreaches's Guatemala initiative, where he assisted a local community in developing an eco-tourism business and helped to establish a children's education sponsorship fund. He is a member of the Psi Chi (the international honor society in psychology) and received Clark University's Thomas M. Dolan '62 Outstanding Service Award.
GA + Workbar Present: Intro to Boston's Social Impact Community
'Intro to Boston' is a series of events that highlight communities of thinkers and makers throughout the city of Boston. Each event will give a deep dive into a respective space.