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    Arne Duncan

    Managing Partner, Emerson Collective
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    As managing partner at Emerson Collective, former U.S. secretary of education Arne Duncan returns to Chicago on a mission to improve the lives of young adults in his hometown. An organization dedicated to removing barriers to opportunity so people can live to their full potential, Emerson Collective centers its work on education, immigration reform, the environment and other social justice initiatives. Through partnerships with local business leaders, community organizers and nonprofit groups, Duncan aims to create job and life opportunities for disconnected youth between the ages of 17 and 24.

    Prior to serving as President Obama’s secretary of education, Duncan served as chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools. From 2001 to 2008, Duncan won praise for uniting the city’s stakeholders behind an education agenda that included opening 100 new schools; expanding after-school, summer learning, early childhood, and college access programs; dramatically boosting the caliber of teachers; and building public-private partnerships around a variety of education initiatives.

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