“I believe in a world where every young person has the opportunities and support they need to succeed.”
Connor Schoen is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Breaktime–a rapidly-growing, Massachusetts-based nonprofit that is working to break the cycle of young adult homelessness. Recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30 for Social Impact, Connor is a young, emerging leader in the nonprofit world with a deep, infectious passion for empowering young people with the opportunities and support they need to reach their full potential. With an honors degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard University, Connor brings a data-informed, quantitative approach to program design and evaluation. Connor’s work has been featured nationally by CBS, In The Know, and Classy, and Connor was recently elected to the Board of the National Youth Employment Coalition, where he advocates for federal funding of youth employment programs. Previously, Connor served as a Cheng Social Innovation Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, and he was a finalist in the American Heart Association’s 2021 EmPOWERED to Serve Business Accelerator and a lead innovator at the Social Innovation Forum.