DARREN T. HAMM

By USCRI July 28, 2021

For more than fifteen years, Darren Hamm has worked as a volunteer, intern, staff, manager and director in the non-profit sector, helping to improve operations, build nationally-recognized programs, secure highly-competitive awards, and maintain quality during periods of significant organizational growth. Much of Darren’s work has involved developing collaborative partnerships and seeking innovative ways to address systematic issues.

Darren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Painting and Drawing from Kent State University and a Master’s of Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University. He has been serving as a part-time instructor of Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the Oberlin College & Conservatory. Darren served as Executive Director of the Refugee Response in Cleveland, an organization focused on supporting refugee community integration through youth mentoring and support, employment support, multilingual resources, and agricultural programming. Through his service on the leadership committee of the Refugee Services Collaborative, he has experience working in partnership with Cleveland’s refugee resettlement and social services organizations. Darren was selected as the first executive director of Oberlin Center for the Arts in 2017, providing leadership for establishing the organization’s vision and programming and support for advancing arts and culture throughout the region.


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