Vance Lewis currently serves as Senior Program Manager at Promise Venture Studio. Vance has dedicated his career to advancing equitable education opportunities for students and families who have been historically underserved by our country’s institutions. After graduating from Howard University, Vance started his career as an upper elementary and middle school special education teacher in Philadelphia with Teach for America. During his five years of teaching in Philadelphia, Vance also served as a special education administrator for an independent K-9 charter school and was a founding member of The Fellowship for Black Male Educators, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of Black men teaching in Philadelphia and beyond. After teaching, Vance went to business school and obtained his MBA at Yale School of Management. He then joined McKinsey & Company and was a member of McKinsey’s Education Practice. Vance joined Promise Venture Studio in August 2020.
Vance has a Masters in Education from University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and is an avid Philadelphia sports fan.