Nathan Schult to join Foundation as program officer for youth development and education

September 18, 2018: Nathan Schult will join The Ford Family Foundation as the program officer for youth development and education. He will begin work on October 22.  In his position, Schult will coordinate a portfolio of grants focused on youth success (ages 6-18) organizations throughout rural Oregon and Siskiyou County, Calif. He fills the position recently vacated by Jeneen Hartley.  


Schult comes to the Foundation from the Georgia Department of Education where he worked for nearly six years. He most recently served as the program manager for student support and academic enrichment and as program manager for 21st Century Community Learning Centers. In addition, Schult has experience in program development, data analysis and parent engagement. 

"We are delighted to have Nate join the Foundation," said Keavy Cook, director of the Children, Youth and Families department. "His deep experience at the intersections of government, education, community and nonprofit sectors will be very helpful in the Foundation's work with youth and education."

Before he joined the Georgia Department of Education, Schult worked as a school counselor and a basketball coach at Cobb County Schools in Atlanta.

Schult holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree in education from California University of Pennsylvania.

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