Veronica Melvin serves as the president and chief executive officer of the LA Promise Fund, a Los Angeles based not-for-profit ensuring students graduate prepared for college, career and life. The LA Promise Fund is a reform–minded education organization with a mission to raise private funds to improve public education opportunities across LA County while simultaneously leading a network of 5 schools in South Los Angeles.
Last year, LA Promise Fund programs benefited more than 15,000 individuals. They served 5,000 students at their three Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) partner schools and two charter schools, ensuring a strong college and career program with wrap-around services and enrichment. In addition, they worked with 10,000 students countywide in programs like girl empowerment, arts education and internships.
Previously, Veronica served as the executive director for the Alliance for a Better Community (ABC), an organization improving the quality of life for Latinos in Los Angeles through community based policy advocacy. Veronica earned a Master’s of Public Policy from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in political economies of industrial societies from UC Berkeley.