Edith Njuguna, Director of the Illinois Education and Career Success Network, has extensive experience in designing and implementing programs to improve education outcomes for children and youth in Chicago and internationally. She oversees the Illinois Education and Career Success Network, a collaborative of communities across the State that is driving improved outcomes for young people, and manages resource development and deployment to help communities deepen their impact. She also leads EdSystems’ Career Pathways work in Tanzania.
Since joining EdSystems Edith has led the organization’s fund development and grants management efforts, coordinated stakeholder engagement in policy development and implementation, and worked on collaborative networks including the Illinois 60 by 25 Network and the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership. Prior to joining EdSystems, Edith was a Senior Program Officer at Grand Victoria Foundation where she stewarded investments of up to $4 million a year in grants related to policy and practice in education and workforce development to support Illinois nonprofits. She has also worked in fund development in the nonprofit sector.
Edith holds a Master’s in Public Service Management from DePaul University, a certificate in Spanish from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and a BA from the University of Nairobi.