David Caprara is Vice-President for Strategic Partnerships with the Global Peace Foundation in Washington, D.C. He serves as a nonresident fellow with the Brookings Institution researching International Volunteering and Service policies and impact.
He formerly directed Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. and Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), promoting mentoring programs, asset development, and other initiatives to strengthen children and families throughout the country. Caprara conceived and codirected the International Roundtable on Volunteering and Service with Points of Light Foundation, US AID, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.He has traveled extensively for GPF Foundation assessing and promoting service and interfaith initiatives in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East, Latin America and North and South Asia as well as the United States with the vision of a globalized peace corps grounded in evidence of results and local/regional empowerment.Caprara formerly served as deputy assistant secretary and director, Office of Resident Initiatives, under Secretary Jack Kemp at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He also helped craft and directed the nationally acclaimed five-city “Violence-Free Zone” gang intervention initiative at the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise (CNE) which led to Congressional appropriations for grassroots initiatives. In addition, he developed family strengthening provisions for the White House Task Force on Disadvantaged Youth, developed nationwide state legislative policy exchanges, and co-founded the bicameral, bipartisan Congressional Empowerment Caucus.