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    Kelli Haywood

    YOU(th) Program Manager

    What inspires Kelli?

    Educational opportunities for youth, innovative ideas, family, great music, and an awesome workout.

    Kelli Haywood, a native of Kansas City, Missouri, completed her Master’s of Sports Administration program at Northwestern University, where her concentration field was Marketing and Public Relations. In 2008 she earned her Bachelor’s degree from Spelman College where she was a varsity basketball player and a Dean’s List Honor’s student.

    Prior to joining the Chicago Ideas Week team, Kelli worked in various roles for adidas, Walgreens, and the American Heart Association. She continues to lead an organization, which provides enrichment services to top-performing low-income youth. Kelli is passionate about providing opportunities that help fill education and opportunity gaps that are prevalent in many low-income communities throughout the country.

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