Anita Landecker is Executive Director of ExED, a nonprofit organization that develops and manages public charter schools in inner city neighborhoods in Southern California. Currently, ExED provides business management services to 78 charter schools, through its offices in Los Angeles and San Diego. ExED also works with community organizations and educators to develop new charter schools and facilities. Through $146 million dollars of allocation of New Markets Tax Credits, ExED provides below market rate loans to charter schools to acquire and construct new facilities. These funds have financed 20 different charter schools in low-income neighborhoods of Los Angeles. In 2010, Anita Landecker was awarded a two-year Stanton Fellowship from The Durfee Foundation to work on issues related to the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Landecker received the Legacy Award at the 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference. The Legacy Awards were created to celebrate those outstanding charter school supporters, funders, operators and elected officials who have been stewards of the movement over the last 20 years. Each Legacy Award winner represents the hope and dedication of two generations of California Charter School students.