Citizens of the EGF Accelerator are stronger together.
Bridge To Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM)
Dan Zaharopol is the founder of Bridge To Enter Advanced Mathematics (BEAM), and he is so much more. Dan and his talented team have built BEAM into a nationally-recognized program that connects math-minded middle schoolers who attend under-resourced schools in New York City and Los Angeles with the advanced math community. Dan went to MIT, attended graduate school at the University of Illinois and has been an instructor at MIT, University of Illinois, the Boston Math Circle and Canada/USA Mathcamp.
Molly Kutscher heads the New York office and is hard at work fundraising to expand the impact of College Spring, an SAT prep and college access program, into the metropolitan area. She previously raised money for the East Harlem Tutorial Program, a community-based organization founded in 1958, Blue Engine, and Reading Partners in Oakland, California. Mollie holds a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago.
A thirst for justice and equity motivates Mike Gross, the executive director of Genesys Works, New York City, to improve career opportunities for all children. Mike’s been a classroom teacher, founded youth leadership programs, and worked at New Leaders, Kaplan, SEO (Seizing Every Opportunity) and the NYC Department of Education. Mike received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, is a graduate of the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, and received his M.B.A from the Kellogg School of Management.
A passionate and experienced traveler, Alex Fogel, the New York Regional Program Manager, knows that his experiences abroad have forever altered his perspective— for the better! With a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Vermont, Alex has spent five years teaching English, Spanish, and Special Education in public schools in Spain and in his hometown in Western Massachusetts. He’s keen to make international travel opportunities accessible to students from all walks of life.
Rochelle Sinclair is the Executive Director of OneGoal New York, where she also served as the founding Managing Director of Program for several years. Prior to this, Rochelle led program expansion at Harlem Village Academies and launched the Office of School Improvement at the NJDOE. Rochelle began her career as a strategic consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Rochelle holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Yassi Davoodi leads uAspire’s expansion to New York City. uAspire’s singular focus is to help remove the financial barriers young people face when trying to find an affordable path to and through college. Having struggled with this herself, Yassi is drawn to making higher education affordable and accessible for all students. Yassi joined the uAspire team after working with iMentor and City Year New York. She attended The College of Wooster.
Quill.org provides free online tools to help low-income students become sharp writers and clear thinkers so they can succeed in high school, college and beyond.
SEO Scholars is an eight-year program that provides academic support, mentorship, community, positive peer culture and a powerful, lifelong network for motivated, low-income high school students.
Breakthrough New York transforms the lives of talented kids from low-income backgrounds by providing educational support from middle school through college and into careers. (Please link and add logo) www.btny.org
Blue Engine supports schools in creating multi-teacher classrooms to accelerate learning for all students affected by educational inequity.
The Writing Revolution provides a clear and coherent method of writing instruction that enables all students, and especially those from low-income families, to develop the literacy and critical thinking skills they need.
Citizen Schools engages mentors to help students develop the skills, mindsets and networks to thrive in the 21st century.
Opportunity Network engages multiple strategies to maximize college and career success for low-income students through the development of personal and professional networks and social capital to navigate and thrive in the college landscape and career.
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