Ayeola Fortune

Ayeola Fortune is the director of education initiatives at United Way Worldwide, leading the organization's work to improve middle grade success and boost high school graduation. She helped lead the development of United Way's education roadmaps, which outline core community strategies, high-impact implementation approaches, and roles United Ways can play to reach United Way's goal to cut high school dropout numbers in half by 2018. Previously, she served as the director of Extended Learning Opportunities and Development Project at the Council of Chief State School Officers. Fortune has also been a middle and high school teacher and has taught and developed curricula at the University of Pittsburgh.