Chief Executive Officer
Skoll World Forum
At the heart of educational innovation and compassionate teaching, the EduCare Foundation (EduCare) stands as a torchbearer of social-emotional learning, resilience, vitality, and well-being for the K-12 community. EduCare goes beyond the traditional educational paradigm, forging robust partnerships with school districts, schools, and educators to enrich communities and ignite a holistic approach to education.
EduCare’s journey began in 1990, envisioned by Stu and Candace Semigran, who were driven by a profound desire to harness their educational and leadership prowess for the greater good. This calling blossomed into an internationally acclaimed entity, renowned for its groundbreaking Achievement and Commitment to Excellence (ACE) Program, comprehensive Afterschool initiatives, Case Management, and Specialized Student Services. At the core of these endeavors is Heartset® Education, EduCare’s revolutionary method of social-emotional learning (SEL). This approach transcends traditional teaching by instilling self-awareness, acceptance, peace, and compassion, thereby creating nurturing educational communities where students can flourish both mentally and emotionally.
Rooted in the noble mission “To inspire and support young people in empowering themselves to become responsible global citizens, courageous and compassionate leaders, and to live their dreams,” EduCare primarily serves the Southern California region and offers an array of high-quality afterschool and summer programs, SEL workshops, and comprehensive support services, all designed to uplift and empower the youth.
Since its inception, EduCare has touched the lives of over 350,000 students and 40,000 teachers and parents across more than 450 schools. In collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and other educational bodies, our dedicated team of 400 staff members annually reaches over 25,000 students in 100+ schools. This profound impact is a testament to EduCare’s unwavering commitment to nurturing the hearts and minds of young people.
For more information about the EduCare Foundation, please visit: https://www.educarefoundation.com/
EduCare Foundation, a beacon of transformative education and social-emotional learning, is at a pivotal moment in its illustrious journey and is poised for exceptional growth and impact. As we ambitiously stride towards our 2030 goal of empowering a million young lives through heart-centered educational programs, we are seeking a visionary Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to spearhead this transformative quest.
As the CEO of EduCare, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, you will have the unique opportunity to lead a pioneering organization that has consistently redefined the educational landscape. Our commitment to nurturing responsible global citizens and courageous, compassionate leaders is unwavering, and your role will be instrumental in realizing this vision on a global scale.
In this role, you will navigate EduCare through its next exciting phase of growth and innovation, building upon our three-decade legacy of social-emotional education and impactful community partnerships. Your leadership will be key in expanding our reach, touching more lives than ever before, and ensuring that every young person we engage is equipped to shine brightly as a leader of tomorrow.
This position calls those with a deep yearning to profoundly impact the lives of young people through education. It offers a unique opportunity to lead in the implementation of heart-led and value-centric practices within school environments. The role involves meaningful engagement with school administrators and educators across all levels, championing experiential learning and inclusivity. It’s about creating a nurturing educational landscape where the well-being of students, parents, educators, and communities is prioritized, firmly establishing love as the cornerstone of our educational philosophy.
As EduCare’s CEO, your mission will be to lead with heart, inspire change, foster collaboration, and cultivate communities of kindness. Your actions will directly influence the shaping of an educational environment where every young person is seen, heard, valued, and empowered to live their dreams.