As a part of the Engaged Scholarship team, Alan Flam works directly with the University-Community Academic Advising Project (UCAAP), iProv Summer Internship Program, HOPE and Winter Break Projects. He also coordinates the Vascellaro, Liman and Herbert Rosen Fellowships. 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 facilitate thoughtful and effective organizing, research, and advocacy as a strategy for social change.
Alan splits his work between the Swearer Center and the Helen Hudson Foundation for Homeless America, where he is the Executive Director. He came to Brown in 1982 to be Rabbi, Hillel Director and Associate University Chaplain. He joined the staff of the Swearer Center in 2000. He is active in the community and serves on the Board of Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless and Economic Progress Institute. He is a founder of the RI Interfaith Coalition to Fight Poverty and past president of the RI Board of Rabbis. In 2012 the Undergraduate Council of Students (UCS) presented him with the Outstanding Advisor Award.