Chief Operations Officer
Evelyn Diane Taylor is an education advocate, non-profit servant leader, and consultant who has worked for Equity Impact Strategies (EIS Consulting), an independent, woman-owned Advocacy-Lobbying firm, based in Connecticut; the National Family Engagement Alliance; and, she served as the Chief of Staff for the National PTA as part of a three-member executive team, which included the first African-American male Chief Executive Officer. Evelyn has also worked as a consultant to Microsoft and its Innovative Schools Project.
Evelyn’s commitment to advocating for children and families who are underserved in education was demonstrated in her role as Executive Director of Parents Challenge (PC), a privately funded nonprofit in Colorado Springs, Colorado. PC empowers low-income families and students with educational options and provides financial support and advocacy to K-12 students.
Throughout Evelyn’s career, she has worked in public relations, broadcasting, and with local and national nonprofits that support the education and well-being of children and youth. Her most recent activities include: STAND for Children Colorado Fellow—2019; training with Cowboy Ethics “Standing Tall” Leadership—2016; facilitator for the Ice House Entrepreneurship Program—2015; Community Resource Center’s Colorado Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program graduate—2007. Some of her affiliations include: S.I.S.T.E.R.S. Inc. founding member, Educating Children of Color Summit—Fundraising and PR, the African-American Youth Leadership Conference, and The Leon Young Pavilion Memorial committee.
Ms. Taylor is described as a resourceful leader who is committed to community service, quality performance and motivation of people. A Chicago native, she most recently maintained residence in Colorado Springs, Colorado.