Charter schools have the potential to make community engagement a primary tenet of their success. However, often times there is not intentionality in soliciting community voice in a charter school's development. This session focuses on best practices to galvanize community support and work in collaboration with community stakeholders.
Makiyah began her career in education reform as a Project Manager at the Leadership for Quality Education’s Charter School Resource Center in Chicago. Makiyah worked at the KIPP Foundation for three years before becoming Director of Development and eventually Managing Director of Finance and Operations at KIPP LEAD College Prep in Gary, Indiana. Prior to joining LAPCS, Makiyah served as the Founding Executive Director of Leading Educators, Greater New Orleans. A native of New Hampshire, Makiyah graduated magna cum laude from Wheaton College and earned a Master of Arts in Humanities from the University of Chicago.