Jamie Farris Jamie Farris
BRICK Academy

Working with this nonprofit education management organization that supports two K-8 schools in the South Ward of Newark, NJ, Jamie developed a business plan for a boarding facility for at-risk youth. “In the landscape of education reform, much of the conversation is about metrics like standardized test scores and graduation rates that define the ‘achievement gap.’ What I have learned from my experience at BRICK Academy and with Education Pioneers, however, is that an ‘opportunity gap’ precedes unequal achievement.”