Board Member of Food Corps & Executive Fellow for Campaign for Grade Level Reading
John Gomperts is a long-time leader in non-profits and government organizations devoted to civic engagement and to creating greater opportunities for children and youth. John is currently an Executive Fellow with the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and is advising a wide range of organizations and leaders working in the children & youth space and in national service and civic engagement. From 2012 – 2020, John served as President & CEO of America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest coalition of organizations and communities working on issues related to young people. Prior to that, John served as the Director of AmeriCorps in the Obama Administration. Earlier, John led non-profits that work to enlist individuals and communities to provide young people with the resources and supports they need to thrive. In an earlier portion of his career, John worked in the US Senate (Sens. Wofford, Kerry, Daschle), practiced law and advocacy, and served as a judicial clerk. John earned his JD from Georgetown University Law Center and his AB in History from University of California, Berkeley. John has served on a wide range of boards including FoodCorps (Chair), Points of Light, Presidio Institute, News Literacy Project, and others.
John is married to Katherine J. Klein, a Professor of Management and Vice-Dean for Social Impact at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and they have two daughters, Nora and Lily.