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Jonathan Johnson

Rooted School | Founder | New Orleans, LA

Rooted School will be a network of charter high schools that partners with regional companies to prepare New Orleans students for employment in six high-growth, high-wage industries in addition to college. Rooted combines a highly personalized learning experience with industry-focused project-based learning to help students gain advanced state certifications along with technical and soft skills to qualify them for entry-level employment upon graduation. Rooted's flagship campus focuses on the digital sector, creating a model of schools that provide lucrative career pathways for the Greater New Orleans region. Rooted is currently recruiting students for its inaugural class, starting in Fall 2017. 

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I’m proud to be a Fellow because there are too few places in the country where rising entrepreneurs of color can gain the skills and connections to build successful ventures while becoming leading voices in spaces of influence.
— jonathan