President & CEO

Jennie Niles

Jennifer C. Niles leads the CityWorks DC team as an experienced educational leader. She founded and led the acclaimed E.L. Haynes Public Charter School. Niles built myriad programs focused on improving urban education beyond the school’s own walls, including cross-sector initiatives to build a teacher pipeline, race and equity seminars, and ongoing professional development for teachers. After her twelve year tenure, she served as DC’s Deputy Mayor for Education for three years overseeing DC Public Schools, the Office of the Superintendent of Education, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the DC Public Library, and the University of the District of Columbia. CityWorks DC was the outcome of her research and design project as a Senior Fellow based at CityBridge Education.