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Jennifer Peck profile

Jennifer Peck

Executive Director of the Partnership for Children & Youth

Jennifer Peck is a founding staff member of the Partnership for Children & Youth (PCY), joining in 2001 and becoming the executive director in 2003. Since then, she has developed and implemented initiatives to finance and build after school and summer learning programs, and increase access to school meals and nutrition education programs in the Bay Area’s lowest-income communities. Under her leadership, PCY has brought more than $90 million in public funding to schools and their community partners, enabling thousands of low-income children to participate in these programs.

Jennifer has built PCY into an influential policy-development and advocacy organization that has improved the effectiveness of public funding for youth programs in low-income communities across California.

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    Summer Matters: How Parents Can Keep Their Children Learning All Summer Long

    Jennifer Peck, Co-Chair and Executive Director of California's Summer Matters Campaign, suggests finding a balance between the right program and an education-positive attitude at home to prevent summer learning loss.