David Klein Social Emotional Learning Specialist
Dave is an SEL Specialist who has supported the implementation of Umoja’s Seminar Curriculum at Al Raby High School, Gage Park High School, and Wells Community Academy.
He is passionate about supporting students in developing their SEL skills and planning for life after high school. Dave has been working in youth development, community building, and youth leadership for over 8 years and has worked with adults and students from across the city to examine how to build accepting, empowering spaces for young people. Before Umoja, he worked for Center on Halsted implementing youth leadership programming with LGBTQ youth, and he has worked to explore community-building projects among youth-service professionals. He graduated from the University of Chicago where he studied English, Gender Studies, and Human Rights.