David Lowenstein is a leader in education, civil rights, and digital media innovation. He joined PBS in April 2011, where he oversees the daily operations of the Ready to Learn Initiative. As Senior Director, he manages the Content Development Team, the educator and family engagement team, and partner relationships with contributing producers.
Lowenstein came to PBS from E-Line Media, where he served as a consulting producer on the development of a social-impact video game, and from the World Wide Workshop Foundation, where he served as West Virginia state director expanding the Foundation’s Globaloria program statewide.
Lowenstein has also worked at Sesame Workshop and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center as a National Urban Fellow, where he co-authored a policy brief entitled “Game Changer: Investing in Digital Play to Advance Children’s Learning and Health”, and helped to drive policy, public engagement, and fundraising efforts. Previously, he was Managing Director of the Minority Media & Telecom Council, where he directed all financial, staffing, programming, and fundraising activities. He was also Director of Programs for the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. Prior to that, Lowenstein served as Manager of the National Urban League’s Technology Programs and Policy Department.