January 05, 2016

Forbes 30 Under 30: Class of 2016

Jerelyn Rodriguez, 26

Cofounder, The Knowledge House

Rodriguez grew up in the South Bronx and was among the first students at KIPP, the groundbreaking charter school. She graduated from Columbia University on full scholarship and has worked in city politics and ed reform. In 2014 she launched the Knowledge House in her home neighborhood. TKH is building a STEM education-to-jobs pipeline in underserved neighborhoods, and has served some 300 young people in five program sites.