Hart joins inaugural 2023 Rockwood Fellowship

Charrise Hart, CEO of Ready for School, Ready for Life

Ready for School, Ready for Life (Ready Ready) Chief Executive Officer Charrise Hart has been named to the inaugural class of the Rockwood 2023 Prenatal-to-3 Leaders Fellows. The fellowship cohort was selected in partnership with Pritzker Children’s Initiative and features leaders working in the prenatal to age 3 field.

The fellowship brings together cross-sector, local, and state early childhood leaders. These professionals play an integral role in maintaining the overall health and wellness of our young children, families, and communities, according to the organization’s website.

“I’m excited to join leaders working at the national, state, and local levels on issues that affect families deeply,” said CEO Charrise Hart. “We cannot expect a flourishing society and economy without investing in babies and toddlers and creating an equitable system of care to ensure they are ready for kindergarten and academically on track in third grade. That’s the number one indicator of high school graduation and later success in life.”

The Fellowship includes rigorous leadership retreats, coaching, and community-building for this inaugural cohort. Learn more about the cohort members on the Rockwood Leadership Institute website.