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Gary Z. Linnen to lead PeerForward as new CEO

PeerForward is pleased to announce long-time leader in the organization, Gary Z. Linnen, will become its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Linnen, currently serving as Managing Director for Program Operations and Innovation, will be responsible for leading PeerForward as it creates new ways to scale... Read More

Deloitte Supports FAFSA Completion Success at PeerForward Schools

Deloitte has been a long-time supporter of PeerForward and our push to increase early FAFSA completion in PeerForward partner schools. This work is vital to increasing the number of students from low-income communities who get to and through college, as students who file the FAFSA early are shown to... Read More

PeerForward Wins Lumina Prize for Postsecondary Education Innovation

PeerForward is thrilled to announce we are the winners of the Lumina Prize Judge’s Choice Award for postsecondary education innovation. The contest, run by Big Think and sponsored by the Lumina Foundation, sought to find the next big ideas to improve education and training outcomes after high school.  We are pleased... Read More

PeerForward Leaders Share and Learn at National Convenings

PeerForward takes pride in the depth of knowledge and skills that our staff bring to our mission every day. Recently, three key PeerForward leaders shared their knowledge and insights and learned from others at the following two prestigious gatherings. 2019 American Express Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit  American... Read More

Mid-Year Reviews Showing Positive Results at PeerForward Schools

Follyvi Dossa (L), Moses Matos (C), Patrick Brito (R), Peer Leaders at Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change in NYC. At PeerForward schools across the country, mid-year reviews are underway. These in-depth reviews are a time for Coaches, Advisors, Principals, and Peer Leaders to gather and reflect... Read More

Announcing the Build the Movement Challenge Winners

Every movement needs an audience to share and spread its message. The same goes for the PeerForward Movement our Peer Leaders are working hard to build in each of our partner schools.    That’s why, during the month of October, PeerForward ran the Build the Movement Challenge, a social media contest exclusively for PeerForward teams... Read More

Peer Leader Named PGCPS Scholar of the Week

Peer Leader, Daelyn Waters, from Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland was recently named Scholar of the Week in her school district! Read about what makes this Peer Leader so exceptional in her spotlight on the Prince George’s County Public Schools’ website... Read More

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We’ve changed our name, but our mission and values are the same. After two decades of leveraging peer influence to guide more students to higher education, we’ve adopted a name that reflects the power of youth activation. Read more