As in-person learning returns, educators, policymakers, and community leaders must now identify how to holistically support students after significant COVID learning disruptions. Students need more than a 4.0 GPA to be successful and a philanthropic collaborative in Chicago is using a “venture philanthropy” model to fund and scale innovative programs. The discussion will focus on which pilots succeeded, which ideas did not, and how leaders can learn from the multi-million-dollar Chicago effort.
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- How to holistically support students in the aftermath of COVID
- How philanthropists can support collaboration and innovation in education, SEL, and trauma-informed learning
- Lessons learned from our collaborative efforts in Chicago that are applicable elsewhere in the country
- Delece Smith-Barrow, Education editor, Politico
- Jesse Ilhardt, Co-founder and Executive Director, VOCEL
- Beth Swanson, CEO, A Better Chicago
- James Comer, Maurice Falk Professor in the Child Study Center and Associate Dean, Yale University School of Medicine
Danielle Veira, Director Of Communications & Engagement, A Better Chicago
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