Tanya Tucker is chief, Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships for America’s Promise Alliance and is responsible for overseeing the community and partner engagement elements of the Alliance’s GradNation Campaign including GradNation Communities Network, GradNation Community Summits and Alliance National Partners.
Her work for the Alliance began in 2005 directing the planning and execution of professional development events designed to share successful practices and encourage greater focus and collaboration within communities to see that all young people receive the Five Promises.
Prior to joining America’s Promise, Tanya served at Educational Services, Inc. for six years directing a portfolio of education initiatives that focused on service and service-learning programs, mathematics and science teaching and bridging the digital divide. Tanya also spent nine years at the Association of Science-Technology Centers working on YouthALIVE! (Youth Achievement through Learning, Involvement, Volunteering and Employment), a grants program that supported museum-based enrichment and work-based learning programs for underserved youth.
Tanya earned a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication from American University and completed the Education Policy Fellowship Program sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C.