Education & Early Years – Next100

Education & Early Years

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Next100 is committed to enhancing educational equity by researching, developing, and advocating for policies that expand educational opportunities and enable all children to access high-quality, affordable education, from child care to post-secondary education. In this work, we aim to address the many disadvantages communities of color, low-income families, and immigrants face in our traditional education system.

Changing the Face and Future of Progressive Policy

Policymaking should be driven by those with the most at stake in our policy decisions. Next100 is trying to make that happen.

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Who's Working on It

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Emma Vadehra Education & Early Years

Emma Vadehra is the executive director of Next100. She previously served as chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Education under Secretaries Arne Duncan and John B. King, Jr. and as senior education counsel for the late senator Edward M. Kennedy. She is an education policy wonk, an advocate for progressive policy change, and a believer in the next generation.

Portrait of Levi Bohanan. He has bleach blond curly hair and a beige collared shirt.
Levi Bohanan Education & Early Years

Levi is an advocate for progressive child care policy and high-quality early education. Levi previously served in the Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Education, and has worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and with education nonprofits. At Next100, Levi’s work focuses on expanding access to high-quality child care and early childhood development opportunities.

Portrait of Roquel Crutcher, she has a short curly hairstyle, a black shirt, and a wide smile.
Roquel Crutcher Education & Early Years

Roquel Crutcher is an advocate and activist for social justice and educational equity. At Next100, Roquel focuses on increasing educational opportunities and postsecondary outcomes for young people in marginalized communities. Roquel has worked at several educational nonprofits as an advocate for educational equity.

Portrait of Rosario Villarreal, she has straight black hair, tortoise shell glasses, and a wide smile.
Rosario Quiroz Villarreal Education & Early Years

Rosario Quiroz Villarreal is an advocate for immigrants and students. Growing up as an undocumented immigrant, Rosario understood that her parents made sacrifices in moving to a new country in order to secure better opportunities for the future. At Next100, Rosario focuses on protecting the rights and access to education of immigrant students, creating more culturally inclusive classrooms, and interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline.

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