Akeshia Craven-Howell

Akeshia Craven-Howell is the Associate Superintendent for Student Assignment and School Choice at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS).  In this role, she leads the district’s efforts to ensure families have equitable access to high quality schools and programs.  Additionally, Akeshia serves as a member of Cabinet, shepherding CMS' efforts toward achieving its strategic goals.     

Prior to joining CMS, Akeshia held several leadership roles at Chicago Public Schools including Officer for Pathways to College & Career and Chief Area Officer.  She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  Akeshia lives in Charlotte with her husband and two young children.  

Why did you get involved with Project One Scholarship Fund?

Upward economic mobility, an individual's ability to improve his or her economic status over time, is largely driven by access to high quality education and social capital.  I support Project One because it increases access to both these critical opportunities by providing financial support and mentorship to highly motivated students throughout their undergraduate experience.    

Michelle Jones