Springpoint: Designing Schools for Success
Springpoint is a new nonprofit, but Executive Director JoEllen Lynch isn’t new to urban high school challenges. I met her in 1999 when she was running Good Shepherd, a leading NYC youth development, education and family service agency. When the NYC DOE attacked the over-aged under-credited youth problem, they put Lynch on the case. She went on to help New York state win and implement a Race to the Top grant. Her new gig, Springpoint, was created to support Carnegie’s $28 million Opportunity by Design initiative to support new high schools that recuperate and accelerate.
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