Los Angeles, CA — Corri Tate Ravare, senior vice president and officer of Inner City Education Foundation (ICEF), has been appointed to a two-year term on the California Advisory Commission on Charter Schools as the parent/guardian representative, and she is the first African American to hold this post on the influential nine-member commission.

The commission, which was created in 2001, advises the State Board of Education on all matters pertaining to charter schools.

Ravare, 36, a U.C. Berkeley graduate, served as field deputy for former Los Angeles Unified School District board member Genethia Hudley-Hayes and prior to that she worked in the district’s office of school reform–the division that granted charter petitions.

Currently, as a senior staff member at ICEF Public Schools, Ravare has been instrumental in the foundation’s efforts to create 22 new public charter schools in a 45-square mile area bounded by the four major freeways in South Los Angeles.

ICEF currently operates 13 public charter schools including View Park Preparatory Charter High School.