Alan Khazei is an American social entrepreneur. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Be the Change, Inc., a Boston-based group dedicated to building national coalitions of non-profit organizations and citizens to enact legislation on issues such as poverty and education. Previously, Alan served as chief executive officer of City Year, an AmeriCorps national service program engaging 17- to 24-year-olds in a year of service in one of 23 U.S. cities and in Johannesburg, South Africa. Alan co-founded City Year with Michael Brown, his friend and roommate at Harvard College and Harvard Law School.