Research and Special Projects Manager
Nico Connolly joined America’s Promise in the summer of 2015 as Research and Special Projects Manager for the Office of the President and CEO. Nico previously worked extensively in the education space in New Orleans where he worked in the Office of the Superintendent at the Recovery School District and later on the research team at the Cowen Institute for Public Education Alternatives. It was in New Orleans that Nico developed a strong drive to work to remove obstacles to all children thriving. Prior to that, Nico interned at Playworks in Oakland, CA –where he got his start in the education space and developed an understanding of the power of play in children’s lives.
Originally from New York, Nico grew up in Panama City, Panama and received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Loyola University New Orleans.