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Alejandro Gac-Artigas

Alejandro Gac-Artigas

CEO & Founder

Springboard Collaborative

I am a 1st grade teacher turned entrepreneur. My passion for education— ignited when my family immigrated to the U.S. seeking educational opportunity—led me to the classroom. My frustration with a system disserving my students led me to found Springboard in 2011.





2015 Levo 100 Honoree: Transformers

Levo 100 celebrates inspiring Millennials who are transforming the world as we know it. The Transformers category recognizes those who advance civilization and teach inspiration—social activists, career coaches, nonprofit builders, and other amazing minds who enable us to be better.

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Springboard Collaborative

CEO & Founder

Springboard Collaborative closes the reading achievement gap by coaching teachers, training family members, and incentivizing learning such that our scholars have the requisite skills to access life opportunities.

About Springboard Collaborative

Springboard Collaborative combines targeted student instruction with parent training in an incentivized system that closes the literacy gap. The vision is to transform the summer from a barrier into a springboard for financially disadvantaged students and families. Watch this video to learn more.

My Favorite Book

My favorite book is the Little Prince - it inspires me every single day.


Teach for America

Corps Member

TFA is a national teacher corps of recent college graduates who commit two years to teach and to effect change in under-resourced urban and rural public areas.

University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

M.S.Ed, Urban Education

Harvard University

B.A., Social Studies