Larta Institute Welcomes Caprice Young, Ed.D., to Board of Directors 

By April 14, 2021Blog

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April 14, 2021    

Contact: Laura Cheek | lcheek@larta.org   

Larta Institute welcomes Caprice Young, Ed.D., to Board of Directors 

(Los Angeles) — Larta Institute is pleased and honored to welcome noted educator and technology strategist Dr. Caprice Young to its Board of Directors. Capping a long career in social and educational concerns and issues, Dr.  Young is currently the National Superintendent for Learn4Life Schools, which serves more than 45,000 students in more than 85 learning centers in California, Ohio, and Michigan.  

Young frames her commitment to Larta as being eager to accelerate its success to “support the success of visionary companies.”  Larta’s leaders, she notes, “have understood the integration of cutting-edge science, technology, and social good.”  Larta CEO Rohit Shukla notes that Caprice is “a long-time friend of Larta…and a wonderful source of energy and ideas.”  Larta’s Board Chair, Robert (Bob) Ashley, welcomed Young, noting her “remarkable career in a wide range of disciplines” and her “renowned voice in the support of underserved youth.”  

Dr. Young was raised in a host foster family and has built a record of supporting opportunities for youth.  Since 2008, she has sought to propel business transformation in diverse executive leadership roles serving a range of education, philanthropy, non-profit, and business organizations. Among them is IBM, which she left in 1999 when she was elected to serve as a member and president of the Los Angeles United School District Board.  In 2003, she founded the California Charter Schools Association. She is a recipient of the Coro Crystal Eagle for Excellence in Public Service, the California State University Los Angeles Educator of the Year in 2016, and an inductee to the National Charter School Hall of Fame.  

Dr. Young serves on the boards of several other organizations, including the Fordham Foundation and Savvy Source. She has been an adjunct faculty member of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Science. Education: Ed.D. UCLA; M.P.A. USC; and B.A. Yale University. 

About Larta Institute  

Founded in Los Angeles in 1993, Larta’s mission is to foster science and technology innovation for a sustainable planet. Its work in accelerating innovative applied research in science & technology has extended from the biosciences to food and agriculture, energy, and marine & oceans. With a global network of entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, industry leaders, research institutions, government agencies and support organizations, Larta is a go-to partner for market expertise focused on impact throughout the U.S. and in more than 20 countries.