Emily Froimson, J.D.

Emily Froimson is Executive Vice President at Achieving the Dream. In this role, she oversees the Gateway to College program, which helps communities to build pathways to a high school diploma and meaningful college credential for disconnected youth. The Gateway to College network currently extends to 32 colleges in 19 states. Ms. Froimson also supports the CEO in strengthening the organization’s operational capacity to support ATD’s critical mission.

Prior to ATD, Emily served as president of Gateway to College National Network. She came to Gateway after ten years with the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, where she oversaw the foundation’s $30 million portfolio of scholarships and grants aimed at increasing college access and success for low-income, high achieving students. Much of her focus was on improving transfer pathways for community college students to selective four-year colleges.

Prior to her work with the foundation, Emily was an attorney working in corporate litigation. She later served as Executive Director of Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk (which has become New Pathways for Youth), an organization that provides intensive intervention, mentoring, after-school, and summer programs for high risk youth. She was also a faculty associate at Arizona State University, teaching undergraduate courses in justice studies, youth and society, and research methods. She has served as on the Board of Directors of the National Scholarship Providers Association, including as President, and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Phi Theta Kappa Foundation.

Ms. Froimson earned a J.D. from Boston University and a B.A. in History from Swarthmore College.

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