Board of Directors

Jacqueline Dawson

Jacqueline O. Dawson, Ph.D., is the co-founder and executive director of the Reach Into Cultural Heights (RICH) organization. A non-profit with over two decades commited to guiding young people to express their personal experience and lagnauge of school success. A visionary leader, Jacqueline creates innovative concepts utilizing the classroom and the digital space that showcases self-directed learning conversations. Her passion is watching the transformation of middle school and high school students grow and become competent leaders, in teh academic environement and in the world beyond the classroom.

The Reach for Sucess Training program begain on the campus of York Colelge CUNY adn currently, working in collaboration with a visionary team at the Tech Incubator @ Queens College CUNY.

Our personaly stories of transformation and impact series begin with Chrisann Anderson.

Executive Officers


  • Executive Director – Jacqueline Dawson, Ph.D.
  • Financial Officer – Oscar Heyward, MBA