Alan Flam is the Director of Advising and Community Collaborations where he coordinates the University-Community Academic Advising Project (UCAAP), iProv Summer Internship Program and supervises a number of community programs including BRYTE, HOPE and Winter Break Projects. In addition to supporting these community-based projects, his role at the Swearer Center is to provoke and support conversations on campus and in the community about social justice and to promote thoughtful and effective research and advocacy as a strategy for social change.
In 2012 the Undergraduate Council of Students (UCS) presented him with the Outstanding Advisor Award.
For eighteen years he served as Rabbi and Executive Director of the Brown-RISD Hillel Foundation where he created Visions for Change, a public service initiative that became the model for Tzedek Hillel, a program of Hillel International. He is active in the community and serves on the Board of the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless, the Economic Progress Institute, and the Dorcas International Institute. He is a founder of the RI Interfaith Coalition to Fight Poverty and past President of the RI Board of Rabbis.