We are a team that believes anything is possible.

In 2011, a passionate group of dreamers and builders
came together to launch The Future Project.

We were, and still are, united by a core belief: that the future is not fixed—and that people, working together, can shape it for the better. We also believe that all people have something unique to contribute to that effort. So we made it our mission to support people—starting with young people—in discovering and activating their power to make change.

Since those early days, our tribe has grown into a passionate national community. We have worked with thousands of young people, recruited an extraordinary community of donors and advisors—and become one of the fastest growing non-profits in the country. We are proud of of what we, and especially our students, have built in this first phase. And we cannot wait for what’s next.

Key Facts
110+

Team Members Across the Country

100+

Dedicated board members and advisors

98%

The Future Project is ranked in the 98th percentile in terms of engagement

Our Current Cities
19
  • New York City, NY
  • Washington, DC
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Newark,NJ
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Detroit, MI
  • New Haven, CT
  • Norwalk, CT
  • Naugatuk, CT
  • Chicago, IL
  • East Orange, NJ
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Miami, FL
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Emmetsburg, IA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Los Angeles, CA

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Team Members

Our team is fueled by three core values: passion, which inspires us to live fully and do what lights us up most; belief, which inspires us to choose optimism and use our conviction to pursue audacious possibilities; and courage, which inspires us to do what’s right even when it is not easy. Plus, we love having fun!

Dana Bunns
Senior Associate
Partnerships and Donor Experience
Katie Longofono
Writer
Lila Jane Mabe
Senior Director
Development Operations
Gemar Mills
Chief Education Officer
Jordan Vaughn
Senior Director
Philanthropy
John Zelenka
Senior Director
Partnerships
Kanya Balakrisna
Co-Founder, CEO
Andrew Mangino
Co-Founder
Brendan Cullen
Managing Director
Co-Impact
Jackie Hollier-Jackson
Future Project 2015 Alum
Student, University of Michigan–Dearborn
Sam Lee
WeWork
SVP, Head of Growth
Paula Recart
Ashoka US Director
Leadership Group Member
Tim Shriver
Board Member Emeritus; Chairman, Special Olympics; Chairman, Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning
Maria Vecchiotti
Attorney
Philanthropist
Anjali Balakrishna
VP
Innovation
Voncia Barno Monchais
Director
Program Experience
Scotty Crowe
Tour Manager
Future Camp
Leah Mendelson
Senior Associate
Community
Chris Moncrief
Director
Product Design
Nora Parent
Senior Director
Business Strategy & Operations
Emma Trout
Director
Curriculum Innovation
Jessica Valoris
Youth Community Manager
Future Camp
Nyoka Acevedo
Chief Dream Director
Newark
Nadeen Alaouie
Dream Director
Detroit
Yusha Assad
Dream Director
Washington D.C.
Branden Balenzuela
Dream Director
California (San Fran)
Leah Barterian
Dream Director
Detroit
Reginald Bates
Dream Director
Chicago
George Black
Chief Dream Director
Connecticut (New Haven)
Frank Brady
Dream Director
Connecticut (New Haven)
Jessica Care Moore
Dream Director
Detroit
Mateo Corby
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
California (Los Angeles)
Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara
Instructional Designer
Dream Academy
Hayley Darden
Director
Product Research
TJ Dean
Dream Director
Philadelphia
Kat Evasco
Senior Director
Movement
Aly Fox
Managing Director
Dream Directing
Cosmo Fujiyama
VP
Dream Academy
Syreeta Gates
Chief Dream Director
NYC
Tanvi Girotra
Deputy Chief Innovation Officer
Solomon Green
Dream Director
Connecticut (New Haven)
Micaela Gutierrez
Director
Evaluation
Brit Harley
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
Newark
Russell Harris
Chief Dream Director
Detroit
Todd Holcomb
Executive Vice President
Future Schools
James Huckabey
Dream Director
Connecticut (New Haven)
Danielle Hughes
Dream Director
Detroit
William Jenkins
Innovation Dream Director (DDI)
Washington D.C.
Eleanor Jewel
Chief Dream Director
Innovation / NYC
Toni Jones
Dream Director
Detroit
Tony Keith
Chief Dream Director
Washington D.C.
Jay Kemp
Dream Director
Connecticut (New Haven)
Benjamin Kimmerle
Instructional Designer
Innovation
Eve King
Dream Director
California (San Fran)
Jessica Koehler
Director
Discovery
Shantrelle Lewis
Chief Dream Director
Philadelphia
William Malcolm
Dream Director
Detroit
Jessica Li
Innovation Dream Director (DDi)
California (San Fran)
Whitney Loopz
Director
Dream Academy
Keyla Marte
Senior Associate
Alumni and School Research
Tunisia Morrison
Dream Director
NYC
Hassan Munford
Dream Director
Newark
Angela Munguía
Chief Dream Director
Chicago
Joshua Nelson
Dream Director
Philadelphia
John Pendleton
Dream Director
Chicago
Jade Perry
Dream Director
Chicago
Hakim Pitts
Dream Director
Philadelphia
Nikhita Prasanna
Innovation Dream Director (DDI)
NYC
Josephine Quaye
Dream Director
Newark
Erin Raab
VP
Research & Evaluation
Paula Ramirez
Innovation Dream Director (DDI)
NYC
JP Reynolds
Dream Director
NYC
Carrie Sangiovanni
Innovation Dream Director (DDI)
Connecticut (Norwalk)
Veracity Savant
Dream Director
Washington D.C.
Christian Shaboo
Innovation Dream Director (DDI)
Connecticut (New Haven)
Jeroy Smith
Dream Director
Connecticut (New Haven)
Brandon Smith
Dream Director
Detroit
Zaki Smith
Innovation Dream Director (DDI)
Newark
Akua Soadwa
VP
Dream Directing
Chopp Stewart
Dream Director
Newark
Sarah Tankoos
Director
Program Management
Maria Tranquilli
Innovation Chief Dream Director (DDi)
California
Elisabet Velasquez
Dream Director
NYC
Lamarr Womble
Innovation Dream Director (DDI)
NYC
Lance Woods
Dream Director
Detroit
Justin Zeigler
Innovation Dream Director (DDI)
Connecticut (Naugatuck)
Kanya Balakrishna
Co-Founder, CEO
Andrew Mangino
Co-Founder, President
Kerri Aidikoff
Managing Director
Finance
Anjali Balakrishna
VP
Innovation
Taylor Bernal
Managing Director
People & Operations
Becca Block
VP
Continuous Improvement
Kat Evasco
Senior Director
Movement
Aly Fox
Managing Director
Dream Directing
Cosmo Fujiyama
VP
Dream Academy
Sydney Henriques-Payne
Chief of Staff
Todd Holcomb
Executive Vice President
Future Schools
Daria Lombroso
VP
Movement
Lila Jane Mabe
Senior Director
Development Operations
Erin Raab
VP
Research & Evaluation
Sallomé
Executive Dream Director
Akua Soadwa
VP
Dream Directing
Jordan Vaughn
Senior Director
Philanthropy
John Zelenka
Senior Director
Partnerships
Lina Gonzalez
Senior Designer
Daria Lombroso
VP
Movement
Kayla Mason
Director
Community Growth
Dan McIntosh
Senior Director
Events
Maggie Moore
Director
Communications
Eden Sapir
Associate
Marketing
Katherine Welsh
Video Producer
Kathleen Barquin
Executive Assistant
Taylor Bernal
Managing Director
People & Operations
Lara Galinsky
Entrepreneur In Residence
Nick Gibson
Senior Associate
Systems
Justice Hatterson
Associate
People & Operations
Erin Hinkle
Director
People Relations
Vanessa Perez
Director
People & Operations
Sallomé
Executive Dream Director
Roopal Shah
Entrepreneur In Residence
Larnell Vickers
Director, Talent Acquisition
Talent Acquisition
Courtney Adeleye
Founder & CEO, The Mane Choice
Leticia Alvidrez
Principal, Applied Technology Center High School, Los Angeles
Susan Asiyanbi
Chief Operating and Program Officer, Teach For America
Pamela Askew
Principal, Detroit International High School for Young Women
Greg Baldwin
Principal, New Haven Academy
Scott Barry Kaufman
Author of Ungifted, Intelligence Redefined; Co-Founder, The Creativity Post
Jackie Bezos
President and Co-Founder, Bezos Family Foundation
Sah Brown
Principal, Eastern Senior High School (DC)
Niko Canner
Founder, Incandescent
Deepak Chopra
Bestselling Author, Global Thought Leader
Tim Coleman
Partner and Global Chairman of Restructuring, PJT Partners
Bill Damon
Professor of Education, Stanford University; Editor-in-Chief, The Handbook of Child Psychology
Shawn Dove
CEO, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Bill Drayton
Founder, Ashoka; "Godfather" of Social Entrepreneurship
Angela Duckworth
MacArthur Fellow; Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Carol Dweck
Author of Mindset; The New Psychology of Success; Professor of Psychology, Stanford University
Mariely Garcia
Future Project Alum 2013; Bowdoin College Graduate 2017
Angel Garcia
Principal, Western International High School, Detroit
Neil Gayette
Principal, The U School (Philadelphia)
Brooke Jackson
Principal, NYC Lab School
Alicia Keys
Musician, Philanthropist
Mescha Lammy
Principal, Fenger Academy High School, Chicago
Carolyn Laub
Founding Director, Gay-Straight Alliance Network
Nancy Logozzo
Principal, Hudson High School of Learning Technologies (NYC)
Greg Markwith
Principal, The Academy – San Francisco
Frank McCourt
Chairman and CEO, McCourt Global
Bill Milliken
Author of The Last Dropout; Stop the Epidemic!; Co-Founder and former President, Communities in Schools
Pedro Noguera
Distinguished Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA
Dan Pallotta
Author & Humanitarian Activist
Dan Pink
Best-selling Author of Drive, A Whole New Mind, and To Sell is Human
Sir Ken Robinson
Best-Selling Author, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything; Global Thought Leader
Peter Salovey
President, Yale University; Pioneer in Emotional Intelligence
Mario Santos
Assistant Superintendent, Newark Public Schools
Shaka Senghor
Best-Selling Author, Writing My Wrongs; Executive Director, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, OWN Network Producer
Sonal Shah
Former Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House
Valerie Stadler
Executive Producer & Founding Partner, Big Swing Productions
Linda Stone
Writer, Thought Leader on Technology and the Human Spirit
Keith Yamashita
Founder & Chairman, SYPartners

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