Jacqueline von Edelberg has been the driving force behind the Nettelhorst School’s dramatic turn around, a story that has been featured on Oprah & Friends, The Wall Street Journal, Redbook, NPR, CNN, 60 Minutes, Education Weekly, and in the local Chicago media. She is a featured Huffington Post blogger and the co-author of How to Walk to School: Blueprint for a Neighborhood School Renaissance (with a Foreword by Arne Duncan, and an Afterword by Rahm Emanuel). After helping communities accross the country improve their neiborhood schools, Jacqueline became the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Youtopia, an online engagement program that tracks, inspires and rewards civic engagement. She is currently the Director of Dabble Kids, an online platform that give families instant access to in-person enrichment activities. Before devoting herself to writing, community activism, and social entrepreneurship, Jacqueline earned her bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the UChicago, and taught political science at the University of Osnabrück in Germany as a Fulbright scholar. She and her two kids call Chicago sweet home.