Noah S. Bernstein

Senior Program Officer & Coordinator of Special Projects

Noah S. Bernstein is a Senior Program Officer for the Civic Opportunities Initiative Network (COIN), a national leadership and community development program in underserved communities. Through Noah’s work, COIN has successfully built models that advance skill development, job readiness and civic training for young adults in disadvantaged communities nationwide.

As the Coordinator of Special Projects, Noah is the program investment officer of the Quality Jobs Fund, a $100 million initiative to address the problems of inequality through quality job expansion and skill development in the southwest, in collaboration with the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. He also supports fiscally-sponsored projects, donor-advised funds and staff services to family foundations housed at NWF.

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.