Originally from Massachusetts, Michael Harper was born, raised, and educated in Worcester. After graduating from Doherty Memorial High School, Michael attended Quinsigamond Community College where he earned his A.A. in Liberal Arts. Following his time at QCC, Michael transferred to Clark University where he earned a B.A. in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations.
Following graduation, Michael served as the Outreach Coordinator for Diversity Programs at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was responsible for overseeing the programming implemented by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and served as an advisor to the many student affinity organizations on campus. After his stint at WPI, Michael found his way back to Clark University where he served as Senior Assistant Director of Admissions. In 2015, Michael moved to New Hampshire and began his work with City Year.
Since arriving in NH, Michael has served in two roles within City Year's Recruitment and Admissions Team. His first role with City Year was as the Regional Admissions Manager. Then in January 2019, Michael transitioned into his current role as the Local Recruitment Manager.
In addition to his work, Michael is dedicated to his passion for coaching football and has been coaching at various levels, ranging from middle school to semi-pro, for the past ten years. Michael finds coaching to be extremely rewarding and states that what he's most grateful for is the opportunity to develop, nurture, and lead young men through the challenges, triumphs, and lessons that come with the sport. Nowadays, outside of work you'll likely find Michael on the sidelines coaching the semi-pro team in Manchester where he currently serves as Head Coach.