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about 1 year ago

Opportunity Hack - Keynote Speaker

Chris Richardson

Chief Program Officer - Downtown Streets Team

Chris has over eight years experience with Downtown Streets Team, starting as only the second employee. During his time with DST he has played a vital role in fundraising, grant writing, program management, and strategic growth but his main role is developing and supervising all program operations for nine chapters of Downtown Streets Team throughout Northern CA. He has been integral in launching dozens of new Work Experience projects with local governments, social service agencies, faith based organizations and corporate entities, resulting in over 1,000% budget growth and staff of over 50. Chris serves on the San Jose Streets Team Board of Directors and the Palo Alto Business and Professional Association Advisory Board. He is a graduate of Leadership Palo Alto, the winner of the 2016 Recovery Café Bridge Builder Award and holds a B.A. from Boston University.