UWGLA Director Named One of Nation’s Top 10 Young Education Leaders

UWGLA Director Named One of Nation’s Top 10 Young Education Leaders

IMG_0220United Way is thrilled that our own Ryan Smith, director of Education Programs and Policy, was named of the nation’s Top 10 Young Education Leaders by Education Week. What motivates Ryan to engage parents and help them to become advocates for improving the education system? “My mother was a major influence very early on,” he tells Education Week. “She feared the consequences of raising a black son in a community that didn't provide a quality education.” Read Ed Week’s full profile on Ryan here.

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