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The Chad School Foundation Announces New Executive Director

The Chad School Foundation Announces New Executive Director

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Board of Trustees of The Chad School Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric E. Stevenson as Executive Director. The Board’s action comes with the fullest confidence that Mr. Stevenson will be an excellent steward of the Foundation’s mission.

As Executive Director, Eric Stevenson will lead the Foundation’s work to identify evidence-based best practices to improve African American student achievement. “I hope to lead The Chad School Foundation as a trusted community partner. Chad serves as a critical voice in the community about policies and practices that affect students and families. The work of Foundation must continue in earnest to advocate for reforms to public education that raise student achievement and that encourage students of color to realize their individual aspirations.”Eric Stevenson

About Eric Stevenson: Prior to joining The Chad School Foundation, Eric Stevenson served as the Executive Director of iReform, a Newark, New Jersey based nonprofit focused on school, family, and community engagement. iReform, an education start-up funded in part by the philanthropy of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, increased its revenue 420% between 2011 and 2013 during Stevenson’s tenure. 130 Newark parents participated in iReform’s leadership training with 60 having been recognized by the Newark Municipal Council for their efforts to improve public education throughout the city. Under Eric Stevenson’s leadership, iReform built training curricula to mobilize parents, students, and community stakeholders in advocating for improved academic outcomes for Newark schoolchildren. Eric Stevenson holds a Master of Education in Policy and Management from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Organization Behavior from Northwestern University.

About The Chad School Foundation: Established in 1991 to initially fundraise for the former Chad Schools, the Foundation now champions promising efforts to create high-quality public schools and expand college access. Through its Policy Roundtable, the Foundation commissions research and white papers, and convenes key policy makers in support of strategies to improve educational outcomes for disadvantaged students. Chad also seeks to enhance the life-chances of low-income, high-achieving students with four-year scholarships coupled with an array of social supports structured to ensure the successful completion of a college degree. 

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