Haris’ passion for equity in education stems from his childhood experiences navigating both public and private elementary and high schools in Hartford, Connecticut. Haris credits the Hartford Youth Scholars program for being the catalyst that altered his life trajectory allowing him to attend Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, CT. Haris then graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Sociology and History.
In 2016 Haris joined a ‘sibling program’ of Hartford Youth Scholars, The Steppingstone Foundation as a Support Services Advisor. Haris spent three years supporting students through their middle school, high school and college transitions and invested in their educational success. The Advisor role allowed Haris to mentor students and coach them on becoming stronger self-advocates, particularly when navigating the predominantly white spaces of independent schools.
Haris joined Horizons at DCD in 2019 as the Program Director and was appointed as Executive Director in 2021. Haris’ role at Horizons allows him to continue to combat the widening opportunity gap and support students and families from Boston and Dedham.
Haris is also a proud soccer coach in Newton, MA!
Director of Development
Angela Cavallo is the Director of Development for Horizons at DCD. Ange has previously worked in a variety of development roles at a number of academic institutions in the area. Her career began at Harvard University, and later Milton Academy, where her work focused on major gifts. She spent five years at Newton Country Day School as their Director of Development. Ange is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture. Ange's two children, Ellie (grade 3) and Sam (grade 8) are current DCD students and as a DCD parent, she has been involved in a number of volunteer engagements. It was through her involvement with Dedham Country Day that Ange learned about the Horizons program, becoming a regular attendee and volunteer at Horizons programs and events.