Christopher Noran joined YW Boston in February 2023 as the Program Impact Senior Associate.
A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Christopher graduated from Salem State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Performance, with minors in Political Science and Dramatic Literature. He has utilized his degree to promote equity and social change through directing, performing, and collaborating on theatrical projects in the Greater Boston area. He pivoted from developing artistic projects to program impact, working as a Data and Evaluation Management subcontractor for a small Twin Cities-based nonprofit organization focused on using data to make strategic changes for continuous improvement. Past projects include evaluating educational programming in “post-COVID” K-12 schools, training and impact of various Child Advocacy Centers across the country, city-wide language justice and accessibility measurements, and participant-centered housing-first programming. This shift allowed him to measure the impact of important areas of social injustice, which aligns with his personal mission of striving for race, gender, and class equity in order to create a more just world.
With a background in the service industry, Christopher hopes to bring his life experiences to the table, while using the skills of narrative crafting and inspiring change learned in the world of art. Christopher is a lover of all sectors of the arts, and is a songwriter and musician himself. His interests range from record collecting and boardgames to camping and hiking.