The mission of Bespoke Education Access is to promote and provide access to and equity in K-12 school education for traditionally disadvantaged and underserved students in charter and public schools, and to promote diversity in teaching and tutoring.
Bespoke is registered as a Benefit Corporation in NYS, and we have amended our company charter to focus a significant part of Bespoke’s resources on work with students from charter schools, public schools, and underserved communities.
Our programs include:
- Tutoring and teaching services for standardized test preparation and K-12 school academic subjects to charter and public schools using a “sliding scale” pricing model that meets the needs of those schools and their students.
- Training and support services that will enhance charter and public schools’ guidance services for secondary school and college applications and such students’ knowledge about applications and admissions processes.
- Tutors of Color Initiative focuses on the recruitment, retention, and support of an ongoing cadre of tutors and teachers of color.
We are proud to provide free tutoring and affordable test prep through institutional partners such as Boys Hope Girls Hope, YES Scholars, Brotherhood Sister Sol, Destination: College, A BroaderWay Foundation, Mount Vernon Star Scholars, Prep for Prep, Wadleigh Scholars, and others.
Bespoke Access Program Director and Board of Advisors
Lorenzo Krakowsky (Program Director)
Mr. Krakowsky currently serves as the Director of Bespoke Education Access in New York City. He has previously served as the Head of School at Portfolio School, Head of Upper School at Calhoun School, and Dean of Students at the Fieldston School. Portfolio and Calhoun are in New York City, and Fieldston is in the Bronx. Mr. Krakowsky founded and directed two academic enrichment programs for underserved students in the Bronx, and he served as an Adjunct at Bank Street College of Education. He holds a B.A. from Vassar College and an M.S.Ed from Bank Street College of Education.
Mr. Chapman currently serves as the Assistant Head of School at the Park School in Brookline, MA. He has previously served as Head of Upper School at St. David’s School and Head of Middle School at Calhoun School, both in New York City. He also served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Berkeley-Carroll School in Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Chapman holds a B.A. from Tufts University, an M.A. from Pace University, and he is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Chorowsky is currently Operating Partner at Sansome Partners, a Board Member at Avenues: The World School, and a Board Member at KIPP, all in New York City. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer at the KIPP Foundation in New York City. Mr. Chorowsky has also served as a member of the Department of Justice Transition Team during the Clinton-Gore Presidential transition, and a member of the Technology, Innovation and Government Reform Team during the Obama-Biden Presidential transition. He holds a B.A. from the University of Madison-Wisconsin and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Ms. Terrell currently serves as the Chief of Staff at College Possible and is based in Chicago. Previously, she served as Investment Director at the Charter School Growth Fund, supporting schools across the East Coast and Midwest. Before joining CSGF, she worked at Distinctive Schools, and she was a consultant at Deloitte. She has a B.S. from Indiana University.
Ms. Yeboah currently serves as Associate Director of College Counseling at the Fieldston School in the Bronx. She previously served as Director of College Readiness and Achievement Director at Achievement First in New York City. Ms. Yeboah also served as the Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Washington University in St.Louis. She holds a B.A from Washington University in St.Louis.
“As the principal of a school in the South Bronx, I am so grateful to have an opportunity to work with the Bespoke Education Access program. By partnering with Bespoke, my students are receiving professional, high-quality tutoring and test-prep to support them with the high school entrance exams. I have been an educator in this community for 20 years, and my students are exceptionally talented. But without Bespoke, we would not have the resources to provide this level of support — tutoring that is typically available only to higher-income families. The tutors we have met are talented and are having a great impact on our students, and Bespoke’s leaders have been flexible and supportive in tailoring the program to our school’s needs.”
– David Krulwich, Principal, South Bronx Early College Academy Charter School
“Bespoke Education has supported Destination: College’s mission to provide academic support and college access in underserved high schools for over 10 years. Each year our junior student-athletes participate in a Bespoke Education test prep class that genuinely fosters the mind-set that college will be a reality. Our Bespoke Education instructors have been exceedingly qualified and come ready with a meaningful array of strategies to meet our students where they are academically and IMPROVE with consequential results. Thank you Bespoke for this longstanding commitment and hallmark partnership!”
– Suzanne McCann, Executive Director, Destination: College