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 is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience leading innovative change in K-12 education, and has a deep personal and professional commitment to Chicago’s south side communities. Myetie currently serves as executive director of EPIC Academy, a public charter high school on the far southeast side of Chicago. In this role, Myetie leads organizational strategy and vision, fundraising and external relations, and board engagement.
Prior to taking on this role, Myetie served most recently as deputy chief of schools for network 9 with Chicago Public Schools, managing transformation efforts for 28 schools in Chicago’s Woodlawn, Bronzeville and Hyde Park communities. She also held positions in Chicago Public Schools as deputy chief of staff in the CEO’s office and chief of school business 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 believes deeply 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.