Tim Lord is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the DreamYard Project, Inc., a Bronx-based arts and social justice pedagogy organization. DreamYard works with over 10,000 young people annually in 55 public schools K-12th Grade, including the DreamYard Prep High School, and at the DreamYard Art Center. DreamYard is a founding partner, with Big Picture Learning and the Jamie and Judy Dimon Foundation, in Here to Here, a Bronx-based non-profit that links employers, educators and diverse community stakeholders in concerted action to enhance career pathways for young people in low-income neighborhoods.
Tim is a Pahara-Aspen Institute Fellow in the Winter 2019 Cohort, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He has spoken on education reform panels at the Harvard Business School, Yale School of Management and others, has taught workshops with the Mississippi Whole Schools Initiative and the New Hampshire Statewide Educators’ Conference, served on the New York City Task Force on Quality Arts Education and has served on funding panels for the New York State Council on the Arts and the Center for Arts Education. Tim was a 1993 echoing green fellow.
Prior to founding DreamYard, he was an actor and director in New York City and was a company member at the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, from where he received a master of fine arts degree. He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduating summa cum laude, from Brown University.