Russell Harris currently serves as the Chief Dream Director at the Future Project- Detroit. The Future Project is a nonprofit organization based in NYC that powers possibilities for young high school students. As the leader of the Detroit chapter, Russell employees 10 Dream Directors who partner with Detroit Public School Principals at 10 different schools such as: Cass Tech, CMA, Renaissance, Frederick Douglas, Western Academy, DIA, Cody, East English Village Leadership Academy, and DSA.
Russell is the former Principal at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy on the Northwest side of Detroit. Russell has studied at the Harvard Principals’ Center and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, Summer Institute for General Management (SIGM).
As principal at JRLA, Russell graduated 99 percent of the academy’s class of 2016. 100% of JRLA’s class of 2016 have also gained acceptance to post-secondary opportunities.
Russell believes that all kids can learn, and he is on a mission to provide a quality education to urban youth regardless of their household income or zip code.