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2017-2018 Sessions

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It’s been a great year so far with our 2017-2018 cohort! Our topics this year include:

  • The Purpose of Education and the Challenges of Excellence and Equity
  • Instruction and Assessment in the Age of Common Core
  • Education Advocacy: Making Policy Change Happen
  • School Segregation
  • Teacher Unions
  • Equity in Education Finance
  • NYC Middle and High School Choice Process
  • Personalized Learning
  • School Choice

New Program Leaders

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We are thrilled to have two alums of the 2016-2017 Revive The Dream cohort co-leading this year’s program – Nikki Carroll and Henry Wellington. Their experience, smarts and humor are sure to create a great experience for our fellows! You can learn more about Nikki and Henry below.

Nikki Carroll is currently a lead credit analyst at Moody’s Investors Service on the local government team. In this capacity, she does quantitative and qualitative analysis to assess to credit risk of cities, counties, school districts and utilities across the country. Prior to that, at Newark Public Schools, she worked on the strategic allocation of the $800 million budget using a weighted student funding model, overhauling the central office budgeting process, and forecasting and evaluating the financial impact of district wide initiatives. Nikki holds an M.B.A from NYU’s Stern School of Business and holds a B.S in Finance from Morgan State University. She is very interested in education measures that close the achievement gap and level education inequality.

Henry Wellington founded Upbeat – an organization that specializes in data analytics to enhance school leaders’ approach to teacher retention. Before starting Upbeat, he supported the implementation of blended learning and evaluation of education technology products for Citizen Schools. Previously, Henry worked with education technology companies to boost their sales and marketing efforts while at Whiteboard Advisors. Henry’s classroom experience includes teaching middle school Special Education first in Washington Heights at a district school, MS 322, and then at a charter school, Harlem Village Academies, where he still coaches basketball. Henry started his career working on the Obama Campaign outside of Fayetteville, North Carolina in 2008.

Round 1 Applications Due July 1

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Round 1 applications for the 2017-2018 NYC cohort are due July 1st. Please submit your application today for early notification of acceptance into the program. Visit the “Apply” page of this website for more info. And if you can’t make the July 1 deadline, we’ll continue accepting applications until August 1. We look forward to hearing from you!

June 8th: Most Likely to Succeed Screening in NYC

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The evening of Wednesday, June 8th, Revive The Dream NYC is proud to host a screening of the award winning documentary “Most Likely to Succeed”. We invite current fellows, program alumnus and candidates for next year’s cohort to join us for this exciting event. Please contact for more information and view the trailer here:


Host a RTD Fellow at your Organization

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Education organizations can now have one or more Revive The Dream fellows complete a 6-12 month volunteer project to further your mission. Fellows are experienced professionals from a variety of careers. They can provide significant expertise and support to your organization at no cost to you. Volunteer projects begin in March or April and last for 6-12 months. The projects can be with one or more fellows. They should be discrete projects that the fellows can complete within the agreed upon time frame. Please complete the this SURVEY by February 5, 2016 if you’d like to host a fellow.