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Groundwork Ohio Announces New Policy Associate

Columbus, Ohio: Today, Groundwork Ohio announced the appointment of Alexander Fisher as its newest Policy Associate.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the Groundwork team as we strive to advance strategies that support early learning and healthy development for young children in Ohio. I am excited to contribute to the incredible reputation and body of work of the organization as the leading advocate for Ohio’s youngest children and their families,” said Fisher.

Alex received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Akron in the Spring of 2019 while serving as Page for Ohio Senator Vernon Sykes (D-Akron). Alex’s passion for children extends beyond his professional career in his role as co-founder of S.E.E. Ourselves, a non-profit organization exposing children of color to higher education through S.T.E.M. programs in Central Ohio.

Alex joins Groundwork as the newest Policy Associate advancing Groundwork’s mission through policy development and advocacy. The addition of Alex to the Groundwork staff comes at a crucial time as awareness around quality early childhood education and development is rapidly growing across the state.

“We are delighted to welcome Alex to our team," said Shannon Jones, Executive Director, Groundwork Ohio. "Alex will bring a fresh perspective to our work as we engage and mobilize diverse stakeholders behind policies that improve outcomes for young children and lay a strong foundation for economic prosperity in Ohio.”


Groundwork Ohio is a committed, nonpartisan public-policy research and advocacy organization formed in 2004 that champions high-quality early learning and healthy development strategies from the prenatal period to age five, that lay a strong foundation for Ohio kids, families and communities.

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