Education advocacy group SouthCarolinaCAN has announced that Cheryl Cromwell has joined the organization. Cromwell, who will be based in Charleston, will serve as Parent Organizer and is primarily responsible for recruiting parents of school-age children and equipping them to become fully engaged, community service-minded volunteers who work to ensure that every student has access to an excellent public education.
“As a native Charlestonian, Cheryl cares deeply about putting Charleston’s students first,” said Bradford Swann, executive director of SouthCarolinaCAN. “She has the right mix of skills and a clear gift for mobilizing people who are passionate about the schools that our students attend and who are committed to improving them through community-wide efforts.”
Cromwell will play a pivotal role in creating an education fellowship program in Charleston County by which parent advocates will take part in an intensive, multi-week knowledge-building program before embarking on a self-selected service project with the aim of making a difference for local students. Cromwell has extensive experience in community organization, family engagement and child advocacy. She holds degrees from both Hampton and Webster Universities.
SouthCarolinaCAN is a non-profit grassroots education advocacy organization led by a team of South Carolina residents. The organization is committed to ensuring that every student in South Carolina has a quality public school to attend by working to enact research-based education reforms and encouraging informed public discussion of educational issues.