Nicole Yohalem is the Director of the Road Map Project, Opportunity Youth Initiative.
Nicole joined the staff at the Community Center for Education Results in 2013, to focus on reconnecting 16-24 year-old “opportunity youth” in South Seattle and South King County to education and career pathways. This new initiative is part of the Road Map Project, a collaborative regional effort aimed at closing the opportunity gap and improving outcomes from cradle-to-career.
From 2000 – 2013, Nicole worked at the Forum for Youth Investment, leading work on youth engagement, research-practice partnerships, and improving youth program quality. Nicole also served as a youth development specialist at Michigan State University, worked in the adolescent division of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, and served as a consultant to the World Bank on education reform in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
Nicole received her Master of Education degree in risk and prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Nicole will be part of the panel, "Alternative Accountability Policy: The Action is at the State Level."