Farah Jimenez

Member, School Reform Commission

Farah Jimenez is the President and CEO of the Philadelphia Education Fund, at the forefront of the effort to ensure every young person in Philadelphia has access to a high quality education that prepares them to succeed in college and careers.

The child of immigrant parents, Farah Jimenez worked with the homeless as the former President of the People’s Emergency Center –a comprehensive social services agency that serves vulnerable and homeless families throughout West Philadelphia; and served low-income residents of Northwest Philadelphia while at the helm of Mt. Airy USA.

In early 2014, Governor Tom Corbett nominated Farah to be a member of Philadelphia’s School Reform Commission. In this volunteer role, she seeks to improve educational outcomes for the more than 200,000 children being educated through Philadelphia’s system of public and charter schools.

Herself a public school graduate, Farah earned both her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1996.