New Executive Director

Breakthrough Providence launched a search for a new Executive Director in January 2017 and is thrilled to welcome Carlon Howard as Dulari’s successor.

Carlon Howard most recently served with City Year Providence as an Impact Manager where he oversaw the implementation of the Whole School Whole Child service model at a local elementary school. Before entering his role with City Year Providence, he served one year as a City Year Providence AmeriCorps member, taught 5th grade math, and was a policy adviser for Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston (Colorado Senate District 33).

Carlon is a social entrepreneur dedicated to exploring innovative ways to solve some of our country’s most pressing problems. He recently helped found the Fellowship for Educators for Equity and Diversity (F.E.E.D.) – an initiative aimed at recruiting and retaining teachers from historically under-served communities – and co-hosts monthly meetups designed to support education leaders from underrepresented backgrounds.

Carlon graduated from the University of Georgia with undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science. During his time at the University of Georgia, Carlon led several student organizations, was a Richard B. Russell Leadership Fellow, and was recognized as Pandora Yearbook’s Outstanding Senior Leader. Recently, he completed a graduate degree in education from Rhode Island College. He currently is completing a leadership development program with New Leaders Council Rhode Island.

Carlon is an avid reader and lifelong learner who spends much of his time exploring topics related to educational equity, financial literacy, and leadership.