New York, NY, February 6, 2018 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced the appointment of Steven Hodas, an innovator and business entrepreneur, as Vice President of Education.
For the past ten years, Hodas has worked closely with numerous early-stage entrepreneurs, investors, and accelerators, and launched two companies of his own. He most recently served as Head of Product at Citymart, helping municipal government around the world transform problem-solving, service delivery, and procurement.
In his new capacity, Hodas will be responsible for creating and implementing a strategic vision for ADL’s educational programming to ensure content, delivery, and measurement and evaluation are world-class and advance ADL’s mission to combat bigotry in all its forms.
“We are excited that Steven has joined the team and we are very much looking forward to his efforts to advance our mission to educate students across the country about combating hate,” said George Selim, ADL’s Senior Vice President for Programs. “Steven is deeply committed to the issues we care so deeply about and is passionate about our mission to fight anti-Semitism and hate through advocacy and education.”
From 2012 to 2014, Hodas served as Executive Director of the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Innovation as head of its Ecosystem Initiative, which focused on creating new modes of partnership and problem-solving in the nation’s largest school district.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Hodas started his career at NASA in the 1990s, building the U.S. government’s first public website, connecting teachers and students with rich scientific resources to support innovative STEM education. He went on to create the internet’s most popular sites for high school and college students and the first large-scale formative assessment and personalized learning platforms for school districts.
“I, along with the rest of the Education team, am looking forward to continuing the ADL’s mission in 2018," Hodas said. “Combating and ultimately stopping hate starts in our classrooms – and I believe we here at the ADL have the programs in place to do just that.
ADL is one of the leading providers in the U.S. of anti-bias and anti-hate content to schools, spanning K-12 and on college campuses. Its education programs, including the award-winning No Place for Hate ® initiative and a World of Difference Institute ®, reach more than 1.5 million school children every year in classrooms across the country.
ADL is also the largest trainer of law enforcement on issues of hate and extremism, training professionals at the federal, state, and local level. Further, ADL provides training and support for synagogues and Jewish institutions, as well as other faith-based organizations on issues of communal secrecy, including physical and cyber-security needs.