North America, United States
Alejandro Gac-Artigas 2012 Global Fellow
Transform summer from a barrier to a catalyst in closing the literacy gap by combining targeted instruction and parent training with incentives for student success.
Alejandro Gac-Artigas is a 1st grade teacher turned entrepreneur. His passion for education—ignited when his family immigrated to the U.S. seeking educational opportunity—led him to the classroom. His frustration with a system disserving his students led him to found Springboard in 2011. Alejandro holds a BA from Harvard University and an M.S.Ed. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Teach for America and McKinsey & Company alum, and is growing Springboard eight-fold this year.