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Our Team

Karen Dahl, Director of Communications

Karen leads the development and implementation of communication strategies and oversees organizational messaging to broaden the impact of Cities of Service’s programs.

Karen is­ co-founder and partner at little m media, where she uses her operational and communications expertise to help organizations function better and make stronger connections with their audiences. She spent several years in leadership positions at Jumpstart, a national early education nonprofit. She has also worked for President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and NBC News. A proud AmeriCorps VISTA alumna, Karen is chairperson of a school-wide community service program, an elected member of a NYC Public School Leadership Team, and was a student teacher in Cambridge and Boston public high schools.

Karen’s writing has been published in Readers Digest and is included in The Best Life Stories: 150 Real-life Tales of Resilience, Joy, and Hope. She holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in English and French from the University of Connecticut. She lives in New York with her husband and children.





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