Chicago Community Trust CEO Helene Gayle on Closing Gaps

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This week’s guest is Dr. Helene Gayle, CEO of the Chicago Community Trust, a private foundation with more than a century of service to the city of Chicago, and CSIS Trustee. From 2006 through 2015, Dr. Gayle was President and CEO of the venerable anti-poverty organization, CARE USA. Helene talks with Andrew and Scott about the COVID-19 pandemic and her organization’s response. They also discuss the Trust’s research on racial disparities in wealth, education, and health outcomes in Chicago. Helene closes by sharing her vision for equity, opportunity, and shared prosperity.

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For Further Reading
Schieffer Series: Covid-19 and Societal Instability: Where Are We Heading?
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A discussion with Susan Glasser, Peggy Hamburg, Julie Gerberding, Helene Gayle, and CSIS’s J. Stephen Morrison on where the country is heading due to the pandemic.
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A joint partnership between the City of Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust to support local small businesses and non-profits who have experienced damages because of recent events.
Chicago Community Trust Raises $20 Million for COVID-19 Efforts
(WTTW News, April 6)
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