Alan Harlam is the Director of Spiritual Entrepreneurship at Clal where he supports the development of the Glean Incubator. He comes to Clal with more than 25 years of experience in consulting, and as an entrepreneurial turnaround manager.
In 2007, he joined Brown University as the founding Director of Social Innovation where he developed an award-winning ecosystem of resources to support students who were developing and launching innovative social impact ventures. The Social Innovation Fellowship was widely recognized by AshokaU and other social entrepreneurship foundations as one of the most successful programs in higher education.
Alan has been involved as a Board member and on the staff of several social justice organizations. In 2006-7, he joined the staff of Amos House to lead More Than a Meal catering, a social enterprise that provides culinary training and employment opportunities to community members who are rebuilding their lives after spending time in prison, recovering from addiction and other difficulties. Alan currently serves as the Board Chair of Eye to Eye, a national nonprofit that is determined to unlock the greatness in the 1 in 5 who learn differently. Eye to Eye is run by and for people with learning “disabilities” such as dyslexia and ADHD and is the only organization in the world that uses mentoring to help students overcome the stigma associated with their LD. He also currently serves on the Board of City Year Providence, and Social Enterprise Greenhouse and formerly on the Board of the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island.
Alan lives in Cranston, Rhode Island with his wife, Bari but travels to Denver and Ithaca to visit his children, Jeremy, Gregory and Sophie whenever he can. He loves to travel and eat good food – and takes every opportunity to go scuba diving.