An underserved education system results in increased poverty, higher prison rates, systemic inequality, and in the end an economy that is worse off. One organization I am working with to help tackle the issues in Chicago is Revive the Dream.
Over the upcoming year, I’ll be working with my friend Meg as an organizer for Revive the Dream fellows program.
RTD’s mission is to revive the American dream for underserved children. We do that by recruiting emerging social leaders and giving them access to a curriculum, to leaders and to organizations that can develop them into reformers not just in Chicago but across the U.S. when they are done.
In short, we’ll be bringing together a group of fellows in 2013, bringing in education leaders in Chicago to speak at our sessions, and then helping people get connected to special projects with education nonprofits after the sessions are over.
Interested in being a fellow? We are currently recruiting for our 3rd cohort.
You can also email with questions or to hear about our next happy hour in early September.
There’s never been a more pivotal time to develop leaders in the education space. Please help us spread the message.
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