Faculty, Alumni, and Parents Make Philadelphia Business Journal's '40 Under 40'

Faculty, Alumni, and Parents Make Philadelphia Business Journal's '40 Under 40'

SCH’s Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Executive Director Ed Glassman '03 was recently named to Philly’s “40 Under 40” list by the Philadelphia Business Journal (PBJ). Glassman was honored at the awards ceremony last week where he discovered three other celebrants who are members of the SCH family: alumna Adrienne Gittens '04, deputy general counsel for Comcast, and SCH parents Le’Youndo Dunn, CEO, YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School, and Marguerite Adzick, founder and CEO, Addison Bay. Gittens was also honored this past weekend with SCH’s Outstanding Young Alumna Award at our Alumni Awards Ceremony. That entrepreneurial spirit runs deep at SCH!

Glassman has been breaking boundaries within the field of education for over a decade. As the key architect of the comprehensive CEL curriculum, he brought to life a program that encompasses design, technology, and business with a wide range of classes that pose open-ended problems that challenge students, ages 5 to 18, to draw on their skills and knowledge and devise their own solutions. He’s built a program that has transformed hundreds of young minds and Philadelphia’s future business landscape, effecting positive change one student venture at a time. 

“We provide students with a safe, supportive environment to experiment in the entrepreneurial space at a young age,” Glassman says of CEL. “That first sale, that first download, it’s an inspiring moment that will stay with them as they make their way into college and career. Our country needs more entrepreneurs building companies and creating jobs. We are creating the engine for that.”

The PBJ recognizes the region’s up-and-coming leaders each year with its annual awards program. According to the publication, the 2024 class is made up of “innovative thinkers on the cutting edge of impactful technologies, developers and designers building the infrastructure of the future, doctors changing the way patient care is delivered, and everything in between.”

Congratulations to Ed and our three other SCH winners! 

Read the full “40 Under 40” feature here!

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