Sonja Crum Knight

Leadership & Staff

Sonja Crum Knight

Chief Programs & Impact Officer
312.243.7300, ext.243


As Chief Programs and Impact Officer, Sonja leads the programs team in developing systems and processes to elevate quality and deepen the impact of early childhood and out-of-school-time programming, community partnerships, family engagement, and mental health. Sonja believes that ensuring equitable early learning for our nation’s most vulnerable children is a matter of social justice.

With nearly 16 years of service in early childhood education, Sonja has held a variety of roles working both with and for children and their families. Most recently, Sonja was the Executive Director, Early Learning and Child Development at One Hope United.

Sonja is a graduate of Capella University where she earned a PhD in Education. Sonja also holds a master’s degree in early childhood administration from National Louis University and postgraduate certification in online instruction from Roosevelt University.

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Since 1976, the Carole Robertson Center for Learning has been dedicated to educating, enriching, and empowering children and families through comprehensive child and family development programs.