Jeff Nelson

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Urban Students Empowered
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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.

Past Events

Monday, Oct 10 2011

12 PM

The convergence of the for-profit and non-profit sector is completely reshaping our experience as consumers and the nature of the economy. What is... read more
2 hours | Talk | Edlis Neeson Theater at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Saturday, Oct 15 2011

3 PM

Does an A+ mean everything? What are the biggest problems facing America?s education system? Presenters discuss their concerns and aspirations... read more
2 hours | Talk | University of Chicago: Ida Noyes Hall

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