Passion 5: Building Systems that Empower people to be creative
I first heard about The Future Project while in grad school, and was inspired by their bold vision to transform public high schools across the country into places of possibility. Their approach is to supply each school with a Dream Director who works with students to shape school's culture and build projects based on their passions.
I joined The Future Project shortly after completing my Master's to help them build out a system for collecting meaningful data from the field. It was right after their first major expansion and there was real urgency to standardize the model. In my second year I built out the training system called Dream Academy that ensured all Dream Directors were prepared for the year and supported on an ongoing basis. And now I'm leading an incredible team tasked to develop our systems organization-wide.