The Future Project: Andrew Mangino
About The Company:
About Andrew Mangino:
Like all of us, Andrew grew up with dreams – to travel in time to meet Walt Disney, to play shortstop for the Yankees, to run a marathon on every continent, to perform as the Genie in Aladdin on Ice, to sing in the Man of La Mancha.
But one toddler-era dream has stood the test of time: to build a movement that empowers people to live their passions and fulfill their dreams. Along the way, that vision met Andrew’s passion for learning, teams, and social entrepreneurship. And after serving as Editor in Chief of the Yale Daily News, a speechwriter for Vice President Biden and Attorney General Holder, and a senior entrepreneur at Ashoka, Andrew co-founded The Future Project. In so doing, he found that millions of others shared the vision for a new era of inspiration.
When not CEO-ing and co-founding, Andrew can be found daydreaming about Ben Franklin and listening to every theme song John Williams has ever composed.
Q&A With Andrew
Why are you an entrepreneur?
What can a fellow learn from you?
My greatest inspiration comes from the founding fathers and particularly Ben Franklin. I have a leadership style that is eccentric, bold, human, and focused on making the impossible possible.
What Will Your Fellow Be Exposed To?
What do you expect out of a fellow?
What makes your startup unique?
Our model for transforming high schools is cheap, scalable and boldly human. We have an incredible company culture that permeates through everything we do. And we have building momentum, with our Dream Director being called, “the biggest innovation in education since Teach for America.” In fact, our Co-Founder will be speaking with Wendy Kopp on an education panel in April.
Any Links To/ About Your Company?
More information on the Dream Director: www.dream.org
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