Personal, world-class education at home
In August of 2019, two friends met for a drink, and decided that they wanted to find new and better ways to inspire children’s imaginations. They wanted to reconnect kids to the magic of the Black community that had supported them along their journeys, the community that made them feel like anything was possible. Out of that conversation, Reconstruction, Inc was born.
Science tells us that beliefs and identity are strongly shaped by schooling. With this in mind, many ethnic groups around the world have founded organizations for the purpose of their identity development. However, traditional curriculum situates people of the African Diaspora in a minimally positive -- and many times negative -- light. As a result, generations of Black students have felt disengaged, misunderstood, and unsafe.
Reconstruction was created to show our kids that they are descendants of powerful, creative, and resilient ancestors whose contributions permeate every aspect of life across the globe; and that they too are called to contribute to this rich legacy. It's the way we were taught as children. It's the way we teach our children.
#fortheculture, The Reconstruction Crew
Reconstruction was created by a dream team of artists, mathematicians, literature geeks, entrepreneurs, illustrators, and others. All of us share one goal: empowering students and their communities through an authentic education.
Putting our people at the center of every decision
Founder & CEO, Former Chancellor, DC Public Schools, and Head of Global Learning Lab, Teach for All
Chief of Community
Founder and Executive Chairman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Education Advisor, President of Harlem Children's Zone
Board Member, Former Managing Partner, Greylock Partners
It's all about the customer experience
Major Projects Lead
Instructor Recruitment Lead
Instructor Recruitment Manager
Marketing and Communications Manager
Chief of Staff to the CEO
John Lawrence Ott
Customer Success Manager