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J.B. Schramm  

Founder and CEO, College Summit

J.B. founded College Summit in 1993 while directing a teen center in the basement of a low-income housing project in Washington, D.C. Since that time, in partnership with school districts around the country, College Summit has served over 20,000 students and trained over 700 educators.

Widely recognized in the fields of college access and social entrepreneurship, in 2007 College Summit was named by Fast Company magazine and Monitor Group, for the fourth year in a row, one of the leading organizations "changing the world." For its impact in helping communities raise college enrollment rates for low-income students, College Summit has twice been featured in an annual report on initiatives to diversify higher education by the U.S. Department of Education, received the National Association for College Admission Counseling's highest award for improving college access, and was profiled in David Bornstein's 2004 book, "How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas." The organization has also received awards in social enterprise from Ashoka, The Manhattan Institute, and The Skoll Foundation.

J.B. is a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Regis University, the Gleitsman Citizen Activist Award and the Harvard Divinity School First Decade Award. He is a graduate of Denver Public Schools, Yale University and Harvard Divinity School. J.B. lives in Washington D.C., with his wife Lauren and their three children.


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