Clarke Reeves

Interim Camp Director (New York)

CONTACT CLARKE

creeves@seedsofpeace.org

Clarke first heard about Seeds of Peace in college. Having been a camper since the age of eight, Seeds of Peace sounded like the perfect combination of his interests. He applied and joined in the summer of 2010 and has been with the organization in some capacity or another for more than seven years. Reeves worked as the programs and development manager where he created and led intensive experiential learning trips to the Middle East with a strong focus on U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Middle Eastern political history, multiple narratives, and contemporary conflict analysis. He also designed, facilitated, and produced seminars and workshops with the goal of enabling participants to effect systemic social and political change.

As a member of the development staff at Seeds of Peace, he helped plan, manage, and execute annual fundraising and engagement events. These included both young professional events and the annual spring benefit dinner. He also created and managed multiple volunteer and fundraising groups to engage young professionals in the organization’s mission, successfully implementing a new volunteer model.

After more than five years at Seeds, Clarke left the organization to be the program manager for the Fellows Program at the Washington D.C.-based think tank New America. His work included managing the day-to-day operations of the program, supporting the Fellows in the development and execution of internal programming and public events, providing general support to the annual Fellows Program selection process, and assisting in the management of the Fellows’ networks. He is now back as the Interim Camp Director.

Reeves graduated with a B.A. in international development and social change from Clark University in 2010, where he interned in Windhoek, Namibia. He is currently pursuing his Masters in International Affairs at Columbia University. He is originally from the New Haven, Conn., area.

“Seeds of Peace is strong because of the commitment, work, and effort of its community. In my time here, I've seen the substantive difference that all of its members make. Each of our program participants, campers, educators, and delegations leaders, in addition to our staff, brings something special to the organization and inspires me.”