Cheryl Pruce is a Program Officer with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, helping grantees in the Jewish and Israel portfolio make sense of their data to drive strategic planning and action. She oversees a range of grantees, some with a social justice orientation, and others focused on Jewish young adult engagement or Israel education.
Prior to joining the Schusterman team in DC, Cheryl has worked in education policy research to understand disparities in access to quality educational opportunities, and create pathways for educational advancement and upward mobility for vulnerable young people. Some of her most meaningful work has been building strong, positive relationships with school, district, and state education agency leaders to tackle complex educational equity challenges, and brainstorm solutions in a collaborative, data-driven way.
Outside of her professional sphere, Cheryl leads grassroots dialogue efforts in DC focused on helping young people find their voice on challenging issues including Jewish identity and racial justice. She has spent most of her time in DC tutoring low-income young people in reading and writing.
Cheryl graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies focusing in Urban Education, and a master’s degree in Sociology. She enjoys running, fitness classes, dancing, hiking, cooking vegan dishes, reading books on poverty and upward mobility, growing into her best self, and having consciousness-raising conversations with people.