Co-Founder & Executive Director, Urban Students Empowered
Today, compared to a few decades ago, a college degree is a prerequisite for success on every level.
Jeff Nelson has led US Empowered since March 2007, guiding vast programmatic expansion and strategy planning efforts. Jeff began his career as a Teach For America corps member at O'Keeffe Elementary School on Chicago's South Side. In one year, Jeff led his sixth grade students to an average of two years' growth in math. Nelson later served as a Teach For America Corps Member Advisor and was awarded the Sue Lehmann Award for Excellence in Teaching for the entire Chicago Region.