Steve Leventhal serves as Chief Executive Officer of CorStone, a nonprofit organization that works to empower marginalized and vulnerable young people across India, Kenya, and Rwanda, particularly girls and young women, with the skills to develop mental, emotional, and social wellbeing so they can transform their life trajectories and forge a path for future generations. Results from CorStone programs and research confirm significant impacts on mental and physical health and wellbeing, quality education, prevention of early marriage, and gender equality. Importantly, CorStone’s programs have proven both effective and scalable: recent agreements with the governments of India and Kenya will bring CorStone programs to more than 5 million students and nearly 100,000 teachers in 50,000 schools by 2025.
Prior to joining CorStone in 2008, Steve served as an executive and strategic consultant in the US, Asia and Africa with start-ups, Fortune 500 firms, and global nonprofit organizations. Steve holds a BA in Psychology and Asian Studies from Washington University, St. Louis, MO, and a MPA with an emphasis in organizational psychology and conflict management from The Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. He holds a 4th degree black belt in the martial art of Aikido.
In 2019, Steve received the Outstanding Practitioner Award at the World Congress of Positive Psychology, awarded bi-annually to a practitioner who has shown outstanding excellence and impact in advancing the practices of positive psychology in ethical and evidence-based ways.
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