Dunne Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Forbes Pic 2016We are proud to announce that Lakota Children’s Enrichment’s Founder, Maggie Dunne, 25, was named to 2016’s class of 30 Under 30 in the Education category, by Forbes Magazine.

According to Forbes, they received over 15,000 nominations of candidates for 20 different categories and selection criteria considered the candidates’ game-changing quotient along various dimensions, such as impact, use of cutting edge technology or creativity, scalability or adaptability, number of people reached and dollars raised/generated.

Forbes reporters were assigned to field nominations from social media, the Forbes online nomination forms, as well as personal contacts and “gumshoe” work. They researched candidates and vetted the finalists with a panel of expert judges in each field.

Judges for the Education Category were the following:

  • Wendy Kopp, the CEO and Founder of Teach for All;
  • Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder of the Emerson Collective, which advocates for policies concerning education and immigration reform, social justice and environmental conservation, and Co-founder and president of the Board of College Track, which prepares disadvantaged high school students for college.
  • Stacey Childress (CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund), and
  • Sarah Kunst (investor and board member at Venture for America).

More than 450 nominations were considered for the Education category, according to Forbes editor Caroline Howard.

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