Jumpstart President and CEO, Naila Bolus, Selected for Prestigious Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows Program

BOSTON, MA (JULY 7, 2015) – Naila Bolus, Jumpstart’s President and Chief Executive Officer, was recently named to the Fall 2015 cohort of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows Program, a highly selective, two-year program that engages innovative leaders across the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2015 – The Pahara Institute, together with the Aspen Institute, announced today the selection of the Fall 2015 cohort of the highly selective Pahara-Aspen Education Fellows Program. These 25 innovative leaders join the community of leaders who have previously participated in the fellowship.

“As we strive to provide excellence and equity for all our public school students, we must support bold innovative leaders, who can create the high quality learning opportunities our communities need,” said Kim Smith, Pahara Institute Founder and CEO. “This group of Pahara-Aspen Fellows represents exactly this kind of exceptional leadership talent, and we are privileged to be able to support them.”

The Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship is a two-year, cohort-based program that identifies innovative leaders in the educational excellence and equity movement, facilitates their dynamic growth, and strengthens their collective efforts to dramatically improve public schools for low-income children and communities. The Fellowship provides these leaders with the unusual opportunity to step back from their demanding daily work to reflect with peers on their collective and individual impact as leaders and change agents. Fellows challenge each other to think beyond traditional silos and sector boundaries to develop strategies that enhance their effectiveness as leaders, address leadership challenges in public education, and accelerate the improvements needed to provide high quality learning opportunities for all of our nation’s children.

The Fellowship is a partnership between the Pahara and Aspen Institutes. The Aspen Institute has created a leadership development model through its renowned Henry Crown Fellowship program, which focuses on inspiring Fellows to make a lasting difference in their spheres of influence through the application of effective and enlightened leadership. Pahara-Aspen Fellows become part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, which currently includes nearly 2,000 Fellows from 49 countries who are collectively making tremendous positive change in the world.

Read the full press release and access bios and photos of this year’s Pahara-Aspen Fellows on the Pahara Institute website.

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