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Who We Are

Springboard is a leading provider of before and after school programs for children at elementary and middle schools across the country. With a focus on academic skills, Springboard specializes in research-based programming that reinforces classroom learning with activities targeting social-emotional development, physical well-being and teamwork. Springboard’s before school, after school and summer programs are led by experienced educators in safe and nurturing environments. Springboard consistently delivers educational activities in a fun and engaging way while extending student learning into out-of-school-time.

As a socially conscious company, Springboard is committed to serving the needs of all students regardless of socioeconomic status. With strong programmatic and management capabilities, Springboard is able to successfully deliver our programs at schools with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Springboard is proud of the contribution their programs make in supporting strong communities and addressing achievement gaps in partner schools.

Springboard is registered as a Certified B Corporation, which places it as a leader in the global movement of people using business enterprises as a force for good.™ Certified B Corporations meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability while aspiring to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. More information regarding the B Corporation movement can be found at www.bcorporation.net

Springboard is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts and was founded in 2006 by Kevin Flynn, a prominent Boston-area entrepreneur. The company grew quickly in the years after its founding and in 2015 Mr. Flynn sold a significant portion of the company to Bridges Fund Management, although he continues to play an active role on the company’s Board of Directors. Bridges Fund Management is a London based private equity firm dedicated to using an impact-driven investment approach to create returns for both investors and society at-large. Bridges believes business and investment capital can help resolve social and environmental challenges. More information regarding Bridges can be found at www.bridgesfundmanagement.com

What I value most is the Springboard staff's efforts to be part of our community; they have worked with our teachers, support staff and administrators to align their program with our school's areas of focus and to support the work being done in our classrooms.

– Frank Rothwell Principal, Brophy Elementary School

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Joseph has been a leader in the educational community for 20 years, holding executive positions in for-profit, non-profit & public sector.

    Joseph Olchefske, CEO

    Sherman has over 20 years of experience in finance, holding leadership positions in organizations ranging from middle market to Fortune 500.

      Sherman Carter, CFO

      Management Team

      Elizabeth Sears, Director of Accounting

        Elizabeth Sears, Director of Accounting

        Rhondalyne Reed, Regional Director - Operations Team

          Rhondalyne Reed, Regional Director

          Jill Ashley, Director of Operations Support - Operations Team

            Jill Ashley, Director of Operations Support

            Tatiana Comparoni, Financial Analyst - Finance Team

              Tatiana Comparoni, Principal Financial Analyst

              Area Directors

              Nicole Baur, Senior Area Director - Operations Team

                Nicole Baur, Senior AD – NJ & PA

                Carlena Vaden, Area Director - Operations Team

                  Carlena Vaden, AD – DC & MD

                  Doneesha Hickman, Area Director - Operations Team

                    Doneesha Hickman, AD – DC & MD

                    Ashley Olt, Area Director - Operations Team

                      Ashley Olt, AD – DC

                      Kelly Kinnibrugh, Area Director - Operations Team

                        Kelly Kinnibrugh, AD – CO

                        Kelsey Aldrich, Area Director - Operations Team

                          Kelsey Aldrich, Area Director – CO

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