George Lucas Educational Foundation

Jennifer Peck

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.

Areas of Interest: 
Out-of-School Time; Summer Learning; After School Programs; Community Schools; School Nutrition; School-Based Health; STEM Education

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