Greg Mooney is the President of the Comer Science and Education Foundation. Greg serves as board chair of the Comer Education Campus and also as a founding board member of Network for Young Adult Success, a new entity focused on supporting students in post-secondary success, that began on the Comer Campus prior to expanding to serve high school graduates beyond Comer’s south side campus. He is formerly the founding Executive Director of the Comer Education Campus where he oversaw all aspects of the dynamic relationship between the Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep, Gary Comer Middle School, the college success initiative UtmostU and various community development partnerships.
Greg began his career as a junior high school teacher and coach on Chicago’s South Side. Prior to joining the Comer Science & Education Foundation in 2002, Greg served as Executive Director of the Inner-City Teaching Corps, where he helped to launch the first alternative teacher certification program in the State of Illinois. He also served as Vice President of 21st Century Urban Schools, assisting with the founding of Alain Locke Charter Academy on Chicago’s West Side.
A summa cum laude graduate of Villanova University, Greg received a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Greg has served on the boards of Catalyst Schools, Leadership Greater Chicago, Cook County Justice for Children, the Frances Xavier Warde School, Catholic Network of Volunteer Service and Gary Comer College Prep, LLC. In addition, he has served on leadership committees for Future Leaders of Chicago, the Greater Chatham Initiative and St. Malachy School.