Tim Cross

President, YouthBuild International

Tim Cross is President of YouthBuild International. He joined YouthBuild USA in 1996 and has held several positions including Vice President of Field Services and Chief Operating Officer.

For the last 20 years, Tim has worked in the field of youth and community development across various roles. He was the Country Coordinator of the Civil Society Development program, helping to organize two national support organizations providing a range of training and technical assistance to the emerging non-profit sectors in Poland and Hungary. 

Tim also served as a consultant to the ImagineNations Group, International Youth Foundation, the World Bank, and Open Society Institute on international initiatives focused on youth engagement, training, and employment. He directed the ROCA youth center in Chelsea, Massachusetts, a comprehensive youth development program and was executive director of Youth As Resources in Boston. Mr. Cross was the lead organizer of efforts that led to the founding of YouthBuild Boston, the first YouthBuild program outside of East Harlem, New York. He has also worked as a foundation program officer focused on refugee and immigrant development efforts, and has consulted for several international grant making organizations seeking to build the capacity of youth workers. 

Tim holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University.