Christine Poorman joined College Possible as the leader of the Chicago office in August 2015. Christine comes to College Possible with experience both in helping low-income high school students achieve success, and in starting up a new site for a national nonprofit organization. Before joining College Possible, Christine led the Chicago office of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), which she launched as a start-up and grew to be one of their highest performing program offices. In her position, Christine was responsible for setting the strategy, board development, fundraising and public relations that supported the mission allowing NFTE Chicago to work with 18,000 young people.
Prior to working in the nonprofit sector, Christine working in medical consulting for the Martec Group and also in adult entrepreneurship development with the New City YMCA LEED Council. Through her role at the LEED Council, Christine worked with low-income adults from the Cabrini Green housing development launching businesses.