Parramore Education & Innovation District

In partnership with the College of Community Innovation and Education and UCF Downtown, CHEI is leading a multi-stakeholder initiative to develop and enhance an educational ecosystem in the Parramore Communities adjacent to the UCF Downtown campus. Our goal is to provide a pathway for every Parramore resident to earn a postsecondary credential. With support from the Helios Education Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and JPMorgan Chase & Co., we are building seamless educational pathways from pre-school-to-PhD with partners at Valencia College, Orange County Public Schools, the City of Orlando, Rosen Foundation, Early Learning Coalition, and other community-based and faith organizations who are stakeholders in Parramore student success. Together, we will leverage the Central Florida Education Ecosystem Database (CFEED) to track student progress and coordinate a network of strategic interventions to enhance student opportunities and attainment.

Meet The Team

Ryan Goodwin, Ph.D.

Founding Director

Sissi Carroll, Ed.D.

Dean, College of Education and Human Performance

Zoe Colon

Community Partnerships Manager

Katherine Philp

Research Program Manager

DeShawn Chapman

Education Programs Manager