Changing the game.
Chad Bernstein brings over a decade of expertise in social entrepreneurship and arts-based youth development to his work empowering young people to find their voice and reach their full potential.
Acclaimed trombonist, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist specializing in Latin, jazz, and funk on the Miami scene.
Co-Founder & CEO of award-winning nonprofit Guitars Over Guns, overseeing a $2M budget across three U.S. cities.
Innovator, advocate and speaker passionate about arts-driven, community-oriented solutions to pressing global challenges.
Honors & Awards
- Inaugural Elevate Prize Winner
- Ruth Shack Leadership Award
- Alumnus, Harvard Business School Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management
- Alumnus, Miami Fellows, Class X
- CNN Hero 2015
“Chad uses his art practice to interrupt and reimagine the status quo.”
Former Deputy Director, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs
“I have the greatest faith in the difference Guitars Over Guns makes, and the leadership of Chad Bernstein.”
David Lawrence Jr.
Chair, The Children’s Movement
“Chad has seen something in me that I probably would have never seen. Guitars Over Guns has shaped my future.”
Gabriel “Junior” Pierre
Alumnus & Board Member,
Guitars Over Guns
Get in touch
Musician, founder, educator, advocate
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