See how Jennifer L.'s skills helped LEAP for Education on a Facilitated Strategy Session project.

Kayla D.

LEAP for Education

LEAP for Education empowers low income and first-generation-to-college students to perform at higher levels in middle school and high school, and to graduate college prepared to pursue a successful career that matches their strengths and passions.

What did Kayla need?

LEAP works with underserved and first-generation-to-college youth and families. Strategic planning is critical for setting clear organizational priorities and maximizing our impact on these populations. Staff and board members are important stakeholders in this process.

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Apr 23, 2020


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Jennifer L. C.


Experienced and innovative educator focused on the design and development of new school models and programs specifically targeted to address the future of learning, promote international perspectives and equity, and develop capacity in other educators. Specific interest and expertise in organiza...
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What did Jennifer L. have to offer?

I am moved by the mission of this organization and its grassroots start-up history and local focus. It strikes me that the promise of this organization is that it is conceived from a true need and with a strong belief that a person's background and circumstances are something to build a future upon. I am a first-generation college student who grew up in a family with limited resources (Ohio). I benefitted from a good public education and my community where other adults were informal mentors. I understand some of the challenges this background poses for navigating college. I have led non-profits in strategic planning (Ross Institute) and participated as a staff member (Asia Society; The Holdsworth Center) and board member (Ross School) in strategic initiatives. In my current position, I have facilitated strategy sessions for a San Antonio-based non-profit that is affiliated with our founder. I enjoy this work and will find conducting sessions in an online format a new challenge--not due to technology (I am living on Zoom right now!) but in creatively modifying group and activity-based facilitation to this new platform.

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