Dr. Caprice Young is the President of the Education Growth Group. Raised in a host foster family, she identifies with and has committed her life to supporting students whose needs exceed the scope of traditional public schools. Dr. Young left IBM in 1999 to serve as a member and president of the elected Los Angeles school board. Beginning in 2003, she served as the founding CEO of the California Charter Schools Association. Since 2008, she has provided executive leadership to a range of education, philanthropy, and business organizations undergoing major transformations. She is a recipient of the Coro Crystal Eagle for Excellence in Public Service, the California State University Los Angeles Educator of the Year in 2016, and a member of the national Charter School Hall of Fame. Dr. Young serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Fordham Foundation and the Texas First Education Foundation. Education: Ed.D. UCLA; M.P.A. USC; and B.A. Yale University.
President, Education Growth Group