Square Pizza Podcast

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The Square Pizza podcast focuses on the intersection of education, innovation, and diversity. We host and interview leaders doing incredible work around the country to ensure all students have access to an equitable education. The Square Pizza podcast is hosted by SchermCo, a social-impact implementation firm that offers strategic implementation and project management services to schools and education-focused organizations across the country.

We are excited to bring you this episode of the #squarepizzapod. This week, Greg is in conversation with Frances Messano, President of NewSchools Venture Fund. One fun fact about Frances Messano: Frances sings with the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Go-to karaoke song
  • Commitment to racial justice in education is rooted in her lived experience
  • NewSchools Venture Fund invested nearly $345 million in their communities, in over 1,000 education innovators, in just 20 plus years