Caprice Young is a nationally respected education innovator. She has held top leadership positions in technology, education, government, and business, including serving as the Assistant Deputy Mayor of the City of Los Angeles; a Manager in IBM’s eBusiness consulting practice; founding CEO/President of the California Charter Schools Association during a time when California saw tremendous growth in charter schools; CEO/President of KC Distance Learning, an instructional technology company serving over 170,000 students; CEO of the Inner City Education Foundation Public Schools; CEO/President of EnCorps, a nonprofit organization recruiting and training new STEM teachers and most recently as a the Vice President of Education for the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. Caprice has served on numerous boards, including the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District, on which she presided as President, as well as the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Education Excellence (California), the Fordham Foundation, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, and Apple Academy Charter Public Schools, among others. She is a recipient of the Coro Foundation Crystal Eagle Award for Achievement in Public Service.
Ms. Young 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.