Community / Individual

Lahari Goud


Lahari Goud is the Founder and ED for the Civitas Community Impact Experience as well as the Chief Strategy Officer for Civitas Education Partners. Lahari’s academic and professional pursuits reflect her passion for creating more high-quality educational opportunities for students regardless of where they were born. She is a strategic thinker, project manager and problem solver with a teaching and administration foundation, who has a unique aptitude to see a process from inception to conclusion. Prior to joining Civitas she managed the $4M school improvement grant for Bronzeville Scholastic Institute and implemented an innovative system that lifted the school’s probationary status in one year. She is also one of the pioneers of researching the impact of the Freshman On-Track metric, improving graduation rates across the city. She has her AM in Social Work Policy from the University of Chicago, MAT from Johns Hopkins University and her BA in Psychology from Ohio State University.