If you could have dinner with 1 person who you regard as a leader, who would it be and why?

If I could have dinner with one person, it would be Paulo Freire. His view of education as a political act is something that has always stuck with me when I think about and study education.

If you could create your own social enterprise, what would it be and why?

I would work with young people to create a curriculum around youth empowerment and leadership development that could be brought into the community (schools, after school programs, community centers, etc.) and facilitated by the young people themselves.

Host Site Overview

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support, that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education.

Host Site Project

Phoebe will plan and implement strategic initiatives related to site efficiency and staff engagement, enabling Year Up Chicago to successfully expand its programs and services. Her projects will include developing trainings, materials, and processes to build and maintain culture and quality at expanded sites, and assist with projects around building capacity for expansion, such as mapping staffing growth, improving onboarding processes, and planning staff training and communications around expansion.