Nico Connolly is a Director on the Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships team at America's Promise Alliance where he works on the healthy schools initiative. Nico joined America’s Promise in the summer of 2015 as a Special Projects Manager for the Office of the President and CEO. Nico previously worked extensively in the education space in New Orleans including 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 got his start in the youth development space through an internship with Playworks in Oakland, CA.
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.