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  • Founders
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Lauren Jonas '01

Success Academy School

Lauren began her work in education at Teach for America and eventually went on to become the principal of two Success Academy schools in Harlem in New York City.

Success Academy's dual mission is to “Build exceptional, world-class public schools that prove children from all backgrounds can succeed in college and life; and advocate across the country to change public policies that prevent so many children from having access to opportunity.”

According to Adrienne Biel, who nominated Lauren for the award, "Her schools have had amazing results for students, bringing them up multiple grade levels in a school year. Her dedication to her schools and their students is unparalleled."
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