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CPBN's VP of Education

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Donna Sodipo
Vice President of Education, CPBN
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Donna Sodipo is the Vice President of Education at the Connecticut Public Broadcasting
Network. She monitors all educational programming, curriculum development,
fundraising, and strategic communications, as well as oversees CPBN's collaboration
with JMA. With more than twenty years in education, youth development, and
non-profit management, Donna’s strong leadership has given her valuable experience                                                 
and creative skills with her students and staff.“Growing up in an urban setting, I was
considered the underdog.  As I challenged myself I wanted to be in a position where
I could influence opportunities for people who grew up in a similar demographic as I did.”                             
 
Donna’s vision for CPBN Education led to the launch of the Learning Lab, also pioneering                               Donna3
the partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism & Media Academy Magnet
School, as well as the Institute for Advanced Media.  “Seeing other people succeed has
always been a motivating factor for me professionally and has brought joy to my life.”
Before arriving at CPBN, Donna was Vice President of Integrated Programs and
Director of Talent Development and Experiential Learning with Our Piece of the Pie
Incorporated (OPP) in Hartford and served as Director of Sponsor Relations at the
Jackie Robinson Foundation. She has also held positions at the University of Connecticut
and the Manchester Board of Education.  Donna established a youth development                                      
Consulting firm and has written curricula for educational alternatives, partnership
development, and diversity training.
 
Donna earned her B.A. in History from Central Connecticut State University and her
Master’sDegree in Education Leadership from the University of Connecticut.  She
has many other professional affiliations, including her position as fundraising chair
and trustee for the Social Enterprise Trust and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha,
Epsilon Omicron Chapter. Donna also serves on the Board of Directors for the
Knox Foundation, which provides small grants to non-profit organizations working to
address the socio-economic and cultural needs in the city of Hartford. Donna was
appointed by former Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell to serve on the Juvenile Justice
Advisory Committee and is an  alumni of the Leadership Greater Hartford Quest.

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