Thrive Chicago Nurtures Scholars at Sullivan High School

 |   Shelley Stern Grach

Beth_Swanson_Joyce_FoundationAs a proud member of the Board of Thrive Chicago, we seek to support innovative, positive experiences for our students in Chicago. Whenever we have an opportunity to participate in new initiatives for advancing the education process, it’s a good day for Chicago and its citizens. Collaboration is key to our success as a city, and to enriching the lives of all our children. Please take a moment to read about the positive momentum at Sullivan High School and what wonderful things can happen when we all work together.

Beth Swanson is Vice President of Strategy and Programs at the Joyce Foundation, where she helps to guide programs with an annual grant portfolio of $35 million. Before joining the Foundation, Beth served as the Deputy for Education for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Beth worked with Mayor Emanuel and other leaders to define the city’s education policy agenda from birth through college.

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Shelley Stern Grach
Shelley Stern Grach

They say that great work stems from a combination of passion and commitment, something that Shelley certainly possesses when it comes to her life and career. She currently serves on the boards of the Women’s Business Development Center, the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Thrive Chicago, Year Up and LISC Chicago. At Microsoft Chicago, she’s the Director of Civic Engagement, working at the intersection of computing and community, promoting STEM programs and using Microsoft technology to spur growth in the community. So no matter if it's work, play, or giving back, Shelley always makes sure her drive and professionalism help her complete her life's goals.