Noah S. Bernstein

Program Officer & Coordinator of Special Projects

Noah S. Bernstein is a Program Officer for the Civic Opportunities Initiative Network (COIN), a national leadership and community development program in underserved communities.  COIN programs and scholarships tie individual opportunity for the poorest kids to community renewal and resilience.  Through Noah’s work, COIN has developed a distinct approach that builds on the potential of emerging leaders to cultivate active participation in community life and a cascading series of benefits for the local community, universities, government agencies, and community based organizations. In partnership with educators, donors, universities, and community-based organizations, COIN is at the forefront of improving both access to College and opportunity to disadvantaged youth.

As the Coordinator of Special Projects, Noah supports New World’s fiscally-sponsored projects, donor-advised funds and staff services to small family foundations as well as communications/operational capacity.

Noah received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College in Massachusetts in Religion where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.P.A. in Public and Non-Profit Management and Policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service.

Noah currently serves on the nonprofit Board of:

  • Word Up. Word Up is a multi-language, general-interest, volunteer-run community bookshop and arts space in Washington Heights, committed to preserving and building a NYC neighborhood in which all residents help each other to live better informed and more expressive lives, using books as an instrument of reciprocal education and exchange, empowering not only themselves, but their community. By hosting literary readings, music concerts, film screenings, theater productions, art openings, workshops, community meetings and talks, language salons, and other activities for kids and adults, we do our best to support and fortify the creative spirit unique to our diverse, uptown community.