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Alan Anderson

Year Up Chicago
Before he began his role as the founding executive director in 2010, he led a new citywide education and advocacy process for Chicago Public Schools. Serving as the acting chief school design officer in the Chief Administrative Office, Alan was determined to improve the quality of education available to students and decided to mobilize parents and community leaders to develop solutions to fix failing schools. At Year Up, he built a foundation to allow students the opportunity to apply the skills learned in the classroom to the workforce. Alan Anderson constantly encourages students to use their potential in pursuit of full-time careers and higher education.