PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Bryan House has joined 18 Degrees, Family Services for Western MA, as Vice President of Youth Development.
In this role, House will lead Pittsfield Community Connection and North Adams’ West Main Connection. Additionally, he will oversee other programs within the agency that provide youth support and services that provide young people with the opportunity to reach their full potential.
House previously worked in the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office. House was also the former deputy director of the Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC).
“Bryan has significantly advanced the mission of the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office to empower future leaders in our community,” District Attorney Andrea Harrington said of House’s departure. “He has led our efforts to raise the voices of the most vulnerable members of the community, expand relationships with our youth services diversion program partners, and create a culture of inclusion in Berkshire County high schools. I am delighted that he is continuing these efforts with our partners at 18 Degrees, who share the same vision and hope for the next generation.
Prior to serving as Deputy Director, House led the agency’s Project RECONNECT program, serving youth and young adults in Berkshire with career and development training, and holistic mentoring. House also played seven years as a professional baseball player in the Chicago Cubs and Texas Ranger organizations, and is a member of several community boards. House lives with his family in Housatonic, where he also coaches his son’s baseball team, and occasionally plays music at local establishments.
“We are delighted to welcome Bryan to 18 Degrees with his wealth of experience working with young people and his deep connection to this community.” As we seek to advance our work with young people, we are confident that Bryan will provide a framework for his team that connects young people to their community and adult mentors, as well as a platform to have their voices heard in our social attempts at justice.”
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