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Nitzan Pelman


ReUp Education

Founded by Nitzan in 2015, ReUp Education partners with universities to re-enroll and support students who have dropped out of college. In 2017, ReUp brought back 3,500 students to college. ReUp Education is a part of the Entangled Ventures network.


In 2007, Nitzan founded the New York region of Citizen Schools and served as its first Executive Director for six years. Over her tenure, she tripled the size by growing the organization’s client base, had a staff of 100 and a budget of $5.1 million. Students in the program graduated from high school at a 20% higher rate than their peers.


Nitzan was highlighted as a leader with The Limited's "What Leading Looks Like" campaign and was profiled on their website. Prior to her work at Citizen Schools, Nitzan was an Assistant Director at the Department of Education in New York City. She also served as the first Development Director at Teach for America New York. Nitzan holds a Masters in Public Administration from New York University and a BA from Stern College for Women.