Collaborating Post-COVID to Serve the Whole Child


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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  1. How to holistically support students in the aftermath of COVID
  2. How philanthropists can support collaboration and innovation in education, SEL, and trauma-informed learning
  3. Lessons learned from our collaborative efforts in Chicago that are applicable elsewhere in the country



Danielle Veira, Director Of Communications & Engagement, A Better Chicago

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  • Tags: COVID-19, SEL
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Equity & Justice
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Deep Understanding

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