Eric Dawson - Headshot 2018

Eric Dawson

Eric Dawson is the CEO and co-founder of Peace First, which started as a student-run program at Harvard University. Peace First believes in the power of young people to change the world - not someday in the future - right now! In addition to his work at Peace First, Eric has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the National Point of Light Award, the Youth Service America’s Fund for Social Entrepreneurs.

He is an alumnus of the PopTech Social Innovation Fellows Program and has been awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship for Public Service and the Ashoka Fellowship for leading social entrepreneurs. He received his B.A. from Harvard University, his Ed.M. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and his M. Div. from Harvard Divinity School. Mr. Dawson is a resident of Dorchester, MA.