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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