Springboard Collaborative Founder Alejandro Gac-Artigas Makes Forbes "30 Under 30" List - Generocity Philly

Jan. 8, 2014 2:00 pm

Springboard Collaborative Founder Alejandro Gac-Artigas Makes Forbes “30 Under 30” List

With 15 different categories, the 2014 edition of Forbes 30 under 30 honors 450 of the brightest and boldest worldwide in education, social entrepreneurship, law and beyond. One Philadelphian gracing this year’s list is Alejandro Gac-Artigas in education, founder of Springboard Collaborative. “I think that being on the list is meaningful in two ways: personally […]

With 15 different categories, the 2014 edition of Forbes 30 under 30 honors 450 of the brightest and boldest worldwide in education, social entrepreneurship, law and beyond.

One Philadelphian gracing this year’s list is Alejandro Gac-Artigas in education, founder of Springboard Collaborative.

“I think that being on the list is meaningful in two ways: personally and professionally,” Gac-Artigas said. “Professionally, my hope is that it provides credibility, validation, and a platform to get our message to more people.”

He added that it’s meaningful for him and his family because his parent’s made big sacrifices immigrating his family to the US so that his sister and him could get a better education.

“To be named in a publication that’s recognizable to my parents and to my family for my work in education, which is kind of the magnet that brought me and brought all of to us this country to begin with, is something that’s kind of gratifying and validating on a personal level,” Gac-Artigas said.

This year the literacy-gap summer school program reached 600 students, after winning a contract with the Philadelphia School District to provide a five week summer program for struggling readers. Gac-Artigas credits filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan’s funding with catalyzing other philanthropic donations and additional media attention. 

In 2014, Gac-Artigas said the organization has four main goals: expand the program to include 1,000 students in 20 schools, expand to a second city, pilot a school-year program, and to raise two years of funding to get on a path to financial stability by 2018.

Find more of the 30 under 30 list on Forbes.com and learn more about the Springboard Collaborative and Gac-Artigas at SpringboardCollaborative.org.

(Image via SpringboardCollaborative.org)

From our Partners

-30-
LEAVE A COMMENT

From our Partners

Testing a new Generocity

Stomping Grounds Café celebrates ‘magic’ of coffee in West Philadelphia

6 things we know about you

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Be the leader to bring a 26-year mission into the future in Chester County

Hamilton, NJ

Grounds For Sculpture

Collections & Exhibitions Coordinator

Apply Now
Philadelphia, PA

PA Humanities

Senior Operations Manager

Apply Now
Hamilton, NJ

Grounds For Sculpture

Preparator

Apply Now

Nonprofit AF: It’s time for nonprofits and foundations to implement vaccine mandates

You don’t have to start your own nonprofit to get the impact you want

Letters to our ancestors

SPONSORED

Generocity Philly

Village of the Arts seeks to deepen and scale its impact as it reflects on its legacy

Philadelphia, PA

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Philadelphia

Program Officer, Equitable Neighborhoods

Apply Now
3675 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

University City Science Center

Development Associate

Apply Now
Erie

Hagen History Center/Erie County Historical Society

Hagen History Center Executive Director

Apply Now

Sign-up for daily news updates from Generocity