This week, Forbes magazine recognized Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach For Haiti) CEO, Nedgine Paul, in its annual 30 Under 30 list of young professionals making their mark across a variety of sectors. Nedgine was named among the 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs for launching and leading Anseye Pou Ayiti with a goal of expanding opportunity and improving educational outcomes in a country where over 40% of the population is under 15 years old. A native of Haiti, Nedgine was honored in 2014 with a prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship for her work developing Anseye Pou Ayiti.
"It is a true honor to have been selected, representing the Anseye Pou Ayiti movement for change in Haiti,” said Paul. “I stand alongside incredible Haitian teacher leaders, students, and allies who believe our vision for quality education for all is possible. Collective leadership has united us toward a common goal, while promoting a new narrative of our nation's culture, history, and people."
Seven Teach For America alumni were also named to the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Alexandria Lafci, a 2011 alumna, joins Nedgine Paul in the Social Entrepreneurs category, while Milagros Barsallo (2009), Libby Fischer (2010), Eric Lavin (2009), Mary Jo Madda (2009), Gabriel Nakashima (2009), and Aneesh Sohoni (2009) were all included in the list of 30 Under 30 in Education. (Learn more about them here.)
Congratulations to all of the 2016 honorees for their inspiring work as leaders and changemakers committed to expanding opportunity for students, families, and communities.