Working with Chicago’s youth to foster positive outcomes has been April Janney’s passion for more than 25 years. Now serving as the Chief Program Officer of Illinois Action for Children with the oversight of the organization’s Family Resources and Provider Programs departments, Janney continues this commitment. Prior to joining the Illinois Action for Children leadership team, Janney provided school age programming through a career that spanned 21 years with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago.
Janney earned her Master’s degree in Public Administration, Nonprofit from Roosevelt University as a Woodruff Fellow and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education: Early Childhood and Special Education. She received the Athena (Business Woman of the Year) award from the Uptown Chamber of Commerce in 1997 for her youth development work in the Uptown Community.