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Kevin Hager

Kevin Hager

Managing Director, Understood

Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, NCLD

As Vice President and Chief Digital Officer for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), Kevin Hager serves as Managing Director for Understood, leading strategy and operations across the Understood ecosystem to support parents of the 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues.

Under Hager’s leadership, Understood has grown since its launch in October 2014 into an active online resource and community, reaching nearly 2 million visitors per month through personalized resources, tools, and expert access. His passion for learning and attention issue advocacy comes from his personal experience living with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Prior to Understood and NCLD, Hager served as development director at DoSomething.org and managed the creation of the Center for Service Learning at the University of Kansas. He also worked in politics in press and campaign management roles.

Hager serves on the national advisory board for SXSWEdu, is secretary of the board of directors for the Dramatists Guild Fund and regularly speaks at conferences, including the World Economic Forum, on development strategies.

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Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Anne Ford Scholarship and the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship applications are now officially open. High school students who are part of the class of 2018 and have an identified learning disability and/or ADHD are welcome to apply. The application will be open until November 6, 2017. The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time … Continue reading Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Applications Now Open

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