- Opportunity Youth Director, Community Center for Education Results
Nicole is the Opportunity Youth Director at the Community Center for Education Results (CCER), where her work focuses on building a system to reconnect 16- to 24-year-olds to education and career pathways as part of a regional collective impact effort called the Road Map Project.
Nicole began her career as a youth worker in Southeastern Michigan, and has since worked in a variety of roles in the youth development and education fields at the local, state and national levels. Prior to her role at CCER, she spent 13 years at the Forum for Youth Investment, leading work related to youth engagement, research-practice partnerships, and improving youth program quality. Prior to that she worked at the HighScope Educational Research Foundation where she directed their residential camp for teenagers and helped build the Adolescent Division.
Nicole earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Michigan and her MEd in Risk and Prevention from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. When she’s not working, Nicole can be found hiking, swimming, or otherwise enjoying the outdoors with her husband Andy and their two children, Theo and Zoe.