Dan is an experienced senior executive with demonstrated success in the public policy and P-20 education sectors. His honed skills in nonprofit organizations, grassroots organizing, government, media relations, and administration drive his leadership at Hope Street Group. He is committed to public service, community impact and systems change at home in Delaware and across the country with Hope Street Group.


Dan leads Hope Street Group’s education fundraising efforts, teams and networks. Together, this work enables Hope Street Group’s unique impact through its program vehicles. Those programs enable solutions-oriented advocacy with policy and practice grass tops and grass roots leaders and, most importantly and most often overlooked, educators.


Before joining Hope Street Group, Dan was Deputy Secretary and Chief of Staff at the Delaware Department of Education. Previously, he was Assistant Superintendent/Chief of Staff the Christina School District in Delaware. Dan also worked for the Honorable Kent A. Jordan, United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s Delaware Senate Office. He was also Associate General Counsel for Corporation Service Company.


In addition to sitting on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Community Foundation, the United Way of Delaware, the Delaware Arts Consortium and the Delaware Arts Alliance, he is Board Chair Emeritus at the Delaware Humane Association and the Board President at the Delaware Theatre Company.


Read his work –


Vice President, Education

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Twitter: @DanCruce 

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dan-cruce-89515265

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