Caprice Young Vice President for Education Laura and John Arnold Foundation
Caprice Young is the Vice President for Education at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. A nationally respected education innovator, Dr. Young is known for working skillfully across major sectors, having held top leadership positions in technology, education, government and business. She has served 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; CEO/President of KC Distance learning, an instructional technology company serving over 170,000 students; and, most recently, as CEO of the Inner City Education Foundation Public Schools; and, CEO/President of EnCorps, a non-profit organization recruiting and training new STEM teachers.
Dr. Young has served on numerous boards, including the Board of Education of the Los Angeles Unified School District, on which she served as president, as well as the Governor's Advisory Committee on Education Excellence (California), the Fordham Foundation, and 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. She earned her bachelor's degree from Yale University, a Master of Public Administration from the University of Southern California, and her Doctorate of Education from the University of California, Los Angeles (where she currently teaches education leadership in the doctoral program).