Reach, Inc. welcomes Karin Johanson!

Today’s Press Release:

March 1, 2010

Today Reach, Inc. announces that Karin Johanson is joining the organization as the newest member of our Board of Directors. Johanson brings with her a wealth of experience building organizations within the world of electoral politics.

Currently, Ms. Johanson is a principal at Dewey Square Group in its grassroots and government relations practices. Prior to joining Dewey Square, Johanson made her mark in a variety of settings. She previously served as Chief of Staff for Steny Hoyer (D – MD), Political Director for EMILY’s List, and Executive Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

A graduate of American University and a DC resident, Johanson will contribute her extensive experience in organization building and network development. Ms. Johanson has earned high marks at all her previous stops, including at the DCCC where then colleague Rahm Emmanuel said, “I give her six things to do and she does seven.” Her keen mind and attention to detail will contribute greatly to Reach, Inc.’s future growth.

A new DC-based nonprofit organization, Reach, Inc. will improve reading skills, across ages, by hiring and training struggling adolescent readers to tutor in District of Columbia Elementary Schools. Through this innovative model, Reach, Inc. will teach necessary work skills, facilitate literacy instruction in a stigma-free environment, and provide a needed service in a resource efficient manner.

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Please join me in welcoming Karin! 

Thanks, as always, for reading.


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