Partner Danica L. Mathes has been elected Chair of the Board of Directors for Big Thought, a Dallas-based nonprofit that works to close the opportunity gap by equipping all youth in marginalized communities with the skills and tools they need to imagine and create their best lives and a better world. Founded in 1987, the organization designs, curates and delivers high-impact offerings that are built upon hands-on experiential learning, aiming to help all young people to maximize their potential in a twenty-first century world by empowering youth to build their creative muscle, develop social emotional skills and well-being, and create their authentic voice. The organization develops high quality curriculum and programs that are delivered directly to youth, strategically connects partners and resources across the city to create learning systems that can effect change on a wider scale, and provides consulting services to other nonprofits and organizations, including professional development, curriculum design and technical assistance. Big Thought is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, after school programming, summer learning, juvenile justice, learning systems, trauma-informed methodology, educational equity, and social and emotional learning. Mathes has been a member of the Big Thought Board since 2016 and has served as Chair-Elect, Board Governance Committee Chair and Communications Committee Chair.
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