Courtney Clark Pastrick Named Chair of WJA Board
Courtney Clark Pastrick, a native Washingtonian and President of the Clark Charitable Foundation, has been named Chair of the Board for the Washington Jesuit Academy (WJA), a middle-school serving low-income and at-risk youth in the Washington, D.C. area.
Pastrick brings an impressive track record of leadership and dedicated support on behalf of District-area non-profits. For many years, Clark Construction and the Company’s foundation have generously contributed to District-area service and educational organizations. Extremely active in the D.C. community, including service to many education and community service organizations, Pastrick has been a member of WJA’s Board since 2006.
“I am delighted to have the chance to lead WJA’s continued work to educate disenfranchised students and transform lives by leveraging committed relationships between faculty, parents and students” said Pastrick, “WJA is truly charting a fundamentally different course in education and the results are both real and inspiring.”
Pastrick’s leadership comes at a critical time for WJA. The tuition-free school has just begun celebrating its 10th year of successfully educating underserved populations in the Metro area and exploring future opportunities to broaden its footprint and increase its impact.
WJA President Bill Whitaker commented, “As we navigate the future of WJA and how to become a larger part of a meaningful and lasting solution to educational challenges for low-income students, I am both excited and optimistic about the direction in which Courtney’s leadership and will guide the Academy.”