Director of External Affairs
312.629.2063 ext. 33
Sylvia Ewing is the Director of External Affairs for the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, responsible for internal and external communication strategy.
Ewing originally came to INCS from Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty Eight show in 2007.
She served briefly as Communications Director then left to spend a season as Director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Traffic arts series and the Director of their Public Square civic engagement program for the 2007-2008 season.
During this time she served on the INCS Board of Directors.
Sylvia came back to INCS in 2008 as Deputy Director and served for a time as Interim Executive Director before her current position.
Sylvia Ewing has worked for social change in the non-profit sphere at the Center for Neighborhood Technology, where she worked over the years as a leader of sustainable development and industry transformation in an EPA-funded program to create greener dry cleaners.
She led the communications and public education efforts for the Community Energy Cooperative, I-Go car sharing, and at Access Living, a center for disability rights.
has also worked on both sides of the microphone, helping nonprofits communicate effectively and covering issues on radio, television, in print and online.
She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a producer and reporter for Chicago Public Radio, WTTW (Chicago's public TV station), and other outlets.
Her community service includes serving as past board president of Young Chicago Authors, and she currently serves on the board of the Illinois College Access Network, the City of Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity Advisory board and the advisory council of the Right To Succeed Foundation.