Meredith Sparks Ament
Meredith is a Principal at Civic Consulting Alliance. She joined the organization as an Associate Principal in November 2017. Prior to joining, she spent five years at the City Colleges of Chicago. She most recently served as the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Academic Strategy. In this role, she provided strategic direction and support for district-wide implementation of City Colleges’ College to Careers initiative, including alignment of career program offerings with the needs of the local economy, employer engagement in program design and delivery, and student career planning and placement services.
Prior to City Colleges, Meredith worked in both administration and research of social policy. She served in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services supporting timely and transparent implementation of Recovery Act programs including new health information technology programs as well as evaluation of career pathways programs. Meredith also managed survey data for the Cape Area Panel Study, a longitudinal survey of youth in Cape Town, South Africa focused on gathering data on education, employment and family outcomes to support research on the transition to adulthood of youth in South Africa.
Meredith holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and French from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago. She lives in Avondale with her husband and daughter.