Eboni-Rose Thompson
Year
2019
Chapter

Eboni-Rose Thompson is focused on children’s issues nationally and locally.  A proud native Washingtonian, Thompson was educated in both DC Public Schools and the charter sector. She was the first valedictorian of the SEED School of Washington, DC and went on to receive a BA in History from the University of Pennsylvania, while working in their Office of Government and Community Affairs. Eboni-Rose was recognized as one the DMV’s “Top 30 Under 30” by WKYS 93.9 for her professional and volunteer work and recognized as one of East River Family Strengthening Collaborative’s Ward 7 Women of Excellence.

She started her career with DC Public Schools in the Office of Family and Public Engagement. While at DCPS, she worked with schools to improve engagement with parents, families, and community members. For that work, she received the Founder’s Day award from DC PTA, which highlighted her citywide parent leadership efforts. She has held positions with Save the Children US, a leading organization that creates equity and opportunity for children globally and worked with Educare DC. Currently, Eboni-Rose serves as Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships at America’s Promise. In this role, she works to lead an alliance of more than 450 national partners working across-sectors to better serve young people.

Ms. Thompson’s work in her community includes three terms as an advisory neighborhood commissioner and the Chair of the Ward 7 Education Council. She is the former legislative chair for DC PTA and has been a contributor for Greater Greater Education. Eboni-Rose has had the honor of being appointed to several city taskforces representing her community, including the Citywide Taskforce for Student Assignment and School Boundaries, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s transition team, the Ward 7 redistricting committee following the 2010 census, and the Empowering Males High School Community Cabinet.

As an education advocate, Eboni-Rose firmly believes Nelson Mandela’s assertion “there can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” Through her work with the Ward 7 Education Council, Thompson has given away over 20,000 books, thousands of book bags filled with school supplies, and advocated for millions of funding for community schools, including more than $60 million to modernize neighborhood schools and working to secure at-risk funding citywide.