Anne Stanton is President of the Linked Learning Alliance. As an executive leader in the non-profit and philanthropic sector, Ms. Stanton has a long track record of developing innovative solutions that promote social justice and equity and improve the lives of young people, particularly in disenfranchised communities. She has most recently served as a senior advisor for the Siegel Family Endowment’s career readiness portfolio, following a two-year tenure at NAF (formerly the National Academy Foundation) where she led the organization’s strategic planning process and “Future Ready Venture,” an initiative designed to drastically increase corporate engagement and internship opportunities for youth across the nation.
Prior to joining NAF, Ms. Stanton served from 2003 to 2015 as The James Irvine Foundation’s Program Director for Youth. In this role, she was the principal architect of the Linked Learning movement in California, including the founding of the Linked Learning Alliance. From 1994 to 2003, Ms. Stanton served as executive director of Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco, turning a $1.5 million storefront shelter into an $11 million nationally recognized continuum of services for homeless and runaway youth