2013_-_JGH_standing_3About The President


J. GLENN HOPKINS became Hopkins House's seventh president in 1991, and is the organization's longest serving chief executive.

Mr. Hopkins has worked in the education and human services field for more than thirty years. In the late 1980’s, before coming to Hopkins House, he served as director of a department at Columbia University in the City of New York responsible for pre-college and youth education programs.  

While in New York City, he served on the boards of a number of community organizations, including the New York Urban League and East Harlem Tutorial Program; and served as Treasurer of the Council for Opportunity in Education ((formerly the National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations) and President of the Association for Excellence & Equality in Education.

After relocating to Virginia, Mr. Hopkins began working with a number of community groups in addition to his work at Hopkins House. He chaired the Alexandria-Arlington SmartBeginnings Initiative, a coalition of nonprofit and government officials addressing children’s issues, and the Alexandria City Public Schools Alternative Education Task Force. He served as a member of the Alexandria Early Childhood Commission and the Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission.  Having previously served as chairman, Mr. Hopkins is currently a member of the Alexandria City Public Schools Student Advisory Committee, and a member of the Alexandria Children, Youth, and Families Collaborative Commission, the Alexandria Council of Human Services Organizations, and the Braddock Improvement Advisory Group.

He has also devoted time to private industry, having served as Board Chairman of CFA Mortgage, Inc., a member of the board of Consumers for Cable Choice, and a member of the Advisory Board of Virginia Commerce Bank.

Mr. Hopkins is a former Program Manager and Acting Chief of Staff at the Early Care and Education Administration for the Government of the District of Columbia.

Recipient of a number of awards, Mr. Hopkins received the Auturo Schomburg Distinguished Service Award from the Association for Equality and Excellence (2008), Scholarship and Community Service Award from the Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund (2011), Man of the Year Award from the Nu Xi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (2014), and Nonprofit Leader of the Year Award from the Alexandria Volunteer Bureau (2014).

Mr. Hopkins earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York.  He is a resident of Virginia.