Sevenzo is a social impact startup dedicated to bringing together communities to diffuse what works in education so that all students can reach their full potential.

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We have talked to thousands of educators who feel isolated and are eager for a space to have peer-to-peer conversations about what works in education on a national scale. Many cited Twitter as the "best PD they’ve ever had" but they are often frustration with scheduled chat times and, sometimes intimidating, rapid-fire Twitter chat formats. Also, many educators are often overwhelmed by the amount of ‘noise’ on social media feeds. In this online community educators, like you, can collaborate anytime and anywhere around topics that have highest potential for impact. Think of this platform as a community tent. A place where both what works, and how it works, can be discovered.

The Sevenzo model was first piloted in 2015 through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as the Redesign Challenge, engaging thousands of educators from across the country around a problem of practice. Founded in Pittsburgh in 2016, the new organization is building on the early traction of this pilot.

Join our movement as we bring educators together around the biggest challenges and most promising ideas in education.

Our Team

Masa

Masa Uzicanin
Executive Director, Founder

Christina

Christina Esquivel
Program Engagement Manager

Leslie
Leslie Garner Franklin
Director, Program Design & Implementation
Julianne
Julianne Canterbury
Social Media Manager
Nicki
Nicki Bosch
Strategic Partnerships & Events Manager
Yennsy
Yenssy Goyins
Marketing Manager
Michael
Michael Hernandez
Community Manager
Stedman
Stedman Blake Hood
Developer

Our Board

Greg

Greg Gunn
Co-Founder
Lingo Ventures

Lance

Lance Mansfield
Principal
Mansfield Consulting

Masuma

Masuma Henry
Executive Director
Artefact


Our Advisors

Chris
Chris Bronke
English Dept. Chair
Downers Grove North HS
Brad
Brad Clark
Director, KY Teacher Fellows Program
Hope Street Group
Paige
Paige Hoffman
Manager, Innov. & Design
DC Public Schools
Karan
Karan Jain
Software Engineer
Chalk Schools
Michelle
Michelle King
Teacher
Env. Charter School
Stephan
Stephan Mueller
Chief Operating Officer
AscenderPGH
Mike
Mike Szegedy
UX Designer/Researcher
Carnegie Mellon Univ.
Chrisr
Chris Roberts
Product Design Manager
Rivers Agile

Sevenzo is supported by:

Lingo
Cfa
Ascender
Nellie mae
Raikes
Gates
Opulent
Artefact
Anthem
Stanford
Remake
Lom

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