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BECCA BRACY KNIGHT

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BECCA BRACY KNIGHT

TITLE 

Executive Director

ORGANIZATION

The Broad Center

BIOGRAPHY

Becca Bracy Knight is executive director of The Broad Center, a nonprofit organization that prepares strong system-level leaders in public K-12 education. The Center's mission is to raise student achievement by recruiting, preparing and supporting leadership talent from across America to transform urban school systems. In this role, she is responsible for leading the organization and the strategic development of The Broad Center and its core programs. Previously, she was a director of The Broad Foundation and was responsible for managing numerous grants and two of the foundation’s flagship initiatives: The Broad Prize for Urban Education and The Broad Academy. Earlier in her career, she was regional director of K-12 programs for Kaplan Learning Services, family services director for the Salvation Army’s South Central Los Angeles Youth Project, and a Healthy Start coordinator in San Francisco. Becca also worked in Oakland on major school reform initiatives through Partners in School Innovation. She has held leadership positions in the AmeriCorps National Service Program and its precursor, the Summer of Service. She currently serves as a board advisor for EdFuel. She holds a bachelor’s degree in science, technology and society from Stanford University.