Christopher House Names Ashley Vuu New Chief Talent and Equity Officer

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Vuu is an Experienced Global HR Leader with Experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Ashley Vuu

Christopher House, a family of schools closing opportunity gaps for thousands of low-income majority Latino children and families in Chicago through an innovative continuum of personalized education with immersive family supports, is thrilled to announce that Ashley Vuu is joining the organization as Chief Talent and Equity Officer.

In this newly created role, Vuu will lead high-impact, people-focused strategic initiatives that not only develop Christopher House’s internal culture, but also help drive alignment with the organization’s values and vision, including a commitment to social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion.

“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Ashley to our team,” said Christopher House Interim Co-CEO Libby Shortenhaus. “Her years of global HR leadership and expertise will be invaluable to us at Christopher House as we work to recruit and retain best in class staff, while creating a supportive, rewarding culture that places a high value on the rich diversity of our workforce and the communities we serve.”

Vuu has served as a leader for multinational workforces and large scale HR restructuring efforts. She brings more than ten years of experience in the technology industry where she’s conquered many of the issues the workforce faces today including strategic engagement and retention initiatives as well as global, federal, & state compliance.

Vuu will lead in all aspects of human capital and recruiting functions, including on-boarding and off-boarding talent, training and development, leadership and succession planning, performance management, employee compensation, benefits, employment law, compliance, employee relations and culture.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Christopher House team and can’t wait to start doing this impactful work,” Vuu said. “I admire the crucial role Christopher House plays in closing opportunity gaps for at-risk children and families and I’m ready to help support a staff and culture that reflects the organization’s mission.”

Christopher House operates three schools - a flagship school in Belmont-Cragin, offering Christopher House’s full birth through eighth grade continuum along with parent education and support services. They also operate schools in Uptown and Logan Square offering early childhood education, after school services, and full immersive family supports. Their most recent expansion is the JoAnne L. Cicchelli Middle School - to serve 6th - 8th graders at the Belmont-Cragin campus.

About Christopher House
Christopher House is a family of schools working to close the opportunity gap for low-income children and their families from birth through high school to pursue success in school, the workplace, and life. Christopher House’s renowned continuum of education engages the entire family and works to break the cycle of poverty.

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