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Rene Polanco

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Marketing Coordinator, Understood.org

Rene Polanco is the marketing coordinator for the National Center for Learning Disabilities. He focuses on growing Understood’s organic and paid digital media efforts, and he provides support to parents by moderating comments and discussions on social media.

Before joining the Understood team, Rene worked at PR and public affairs agencies, supporting organizations in the arts, the nonprofit space and local politics. He has worked on campaigns with organizations including the 92nd Street Y, the Ford Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies and the Knight Foundation.

Rene has a B.A. in journalism from Rutgers University, and he started his career on the PR team at the Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. He researched civil society while studying in Japan, and he also studied digital journalism in Prague.

From the policy blog

Join NCLD on September 25 for National Voter Registration Day

Written by NCLD Policy Team | 3 days ago

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) will join with other organizations as part of a massive 50-state effort to register thousands of voters on September 25th. The goal for the 2018 National Voter Registration Day is to increase participation by encouraging Americans to register to vote and come out to the polls this November. … Continue reading Join NCLD on September 25 for National Voter Registration Day

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