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Megan Chernin, The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education
Megan Chernin is the Chief Executive Officer of The Los Angeles Fund for Public Education, a fund launched by Superintendent John Deasy to boost private philanthropic support for the financially strapped Los Angeles Unified School District. A strong advocate for the welfare and education of children, Megan has served on a variety of non-profit boards as well as having served as a mentor to high school students through the Fulfillment Fund. Megan serves on the Advisory Board of the Harvard School of Public Health's National Mentoring Project. She served as chair of the Los Angeles Mentoring Partnership (LAMP), a coalition of mentoring agencies serving greater Los Angeles. There Megan created programs such as Go for College, Power Lunch and Career Day to address some of the difficult challenges high school students face. She produced national public service announcements to promote the broad social and academic impacts of effective mentoring programs. Megan served as chair of the board of LA's Promise from 2006–2011.
Megan worked in the California Office of the Attorney General, as well as the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. She has a B.A. in English from Manhattanville College and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law.