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Dan Rhoton


Dan Rhoton

Dan has been working with youth for the past two decades in a variety of capacities. As a teacher and administrator at St. Gabriel’s Hall – a residential facility for adjudicated youth – for over 16 years, Dan has had the pleasure of teaching and learning from some of Philadelphia’s most promising and dynamic young men. Beginning in the juvenile justice field, Dan has developed extensive expertise in the use of restorative practices and trauma informed methodology both inside the classroom and in the larger community. Over the years, Dan has been recognized numerous times for his work with young people, receiving the Meritorious Service Award from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, the Philadelphia Diane Watson City Community Service Award, the Distinguished Educator of the Year for Eastern North America, and, most recently, as one of 2017’s Nationswell Tech Impact All-Stars. At Hopeworks, Dan is responsible for the overall implementation of the learning culture of Hopeworks throughout the entire Hopeworks organization, managing all program aspects of Hopeworks and corresponding staff, including Hopeworks’ training program, residence, and social enterprises. Recently, Hopeworks was honored to receive its Sanctuary certification and to be recognized as the 2016 Greater Philadelphia Non Profit of the Year, and the 2016 South Jersey Non Profit of the Year, as well as winning the prestigious 5 th Annual Scattergood Innovation Award.

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AffiliationExecutive Director, Hopeworks N Camden