Leadership in Chicago
Our executive director, staff, alumni, board members and partners are committed to building a stronger Chicago by supporting and developing our AmeriCorps members as leaders in their schools and community.
Meet Myetie Hamilton
Vice President and Executive Director of City Year Chicago
Myetie Hamilton brings over 20 years of experience leading innovative change in K-12 education. Myetie is the Vice President & Executive Director of City Year Chicago. Prior to City Year Chicago, she served most recently as Executive Director of EPIC Academy, a public charter high school on the far southeast side of Chicago where she led organizational strategy and vision, fundraising and external relations, and board engagement.
Prior to taking on the role with EPIC, Hamilton served as Deputy Chief of Schools for Network 9 with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), managing transformation efforts for 28 schools in Chicago’s Woodlawn, Bronzeville, and Hyde Park communities. She also held positions in CPS as Deputy Chief of Staff in the CEO’s Office and Chief of School Support Services for the District. In addition to her work in education, Myetie serves as Board Chair for the Provident Foundation, a non-profit with a mission focused on providing urban youth with exposure, mentoring and scholarship opportunities in the field of medicine.
Myetie deeply believes in supporting the children of Chicago and the importance of providing all students with access to quality school options. She was recently acknowledged by lifestyle media outlet Make It Better as one of Chicago’s 38 Top Black Women of Impact, and was a 2018 recipient of the Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Award. Myetie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Alabama A&M University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Illinois Institute of Technology and is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow Class of 2016.