Chief Transformation Officer
Stephanie Wu is Chief Transformation Officer at City Year where she leads the research, design, and launch of developmental learning strategies and systems for schools. City Year's services are delivered to 150,000 students by over 1,000 AmeriCorps members in districts across the country. She oversaw the foundational research and development initiative that supported the organization's strategic shift toward addressing the nation's urban education challenge.
Before taking on her current role, she held leadership positions across numerous City Year departments, including chief operating officer, senior vice president of U.S. Site Operations, and senior vice president for Human Resources. She is the founder of City Year’s Academy, the organization’s intensive training program for staff and senior corps.
During City Year’s first decade, Stephanie developed and led in-school and out-of-school youth programs for City Year corps members and was responsible for putting in place fundamental programs supporting City Year’s culture, ideals, and leadership techniques, which remain essential to City Year’s work in schools. Stephanie is a graduate of Boston University and came to the organization from the private sector in 1988, serving as a founding team leader in City Year’s original summer pilot.
Over the course of her career, she has supported a variety of national service, youth development, and education organizations in the United States, Europe, and Africa as a board member and thought partner. She currently serves on the boards of Achievement Network and Conservation Legacy.
In her spare time, she especially enjoys adventures as a sewist and textile enthusiast, exploring cities and traveling with family and friends.