Gerald Liu, Director of Policy and Operations

Gerald joins Kids First Chicago with over ten years of experience working with Chicago Public Schools.  As Program Manager in the CPS Office of Management and Budget, Gerald oversaw charter grant accountability, strategic budgeting, and strategic policies.  He was instrumental in developing a cohesive tracking tool used to monitor approximately $85M in grant funding at over 130 schools.  Currently, he leads NSC’s efforts to ensure effective day to day operations, oversees the strategic budget, develops processes and school quality tracking systems, and manages collaborative projects related to equitable funding, education policy, and facilities access.  Gerald is a graduate of the University of Michigan and when he isn’t cheering his alma mater or playing basketball, you can find him with his wife and three daughters enjoying all the sights and sounds that makes this city special.