Jacqueline Edelberg Author, Artist, Social Entrepreneur

Jacqueline von Edelberg is perhaps best known as 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). Jacqueline directs strategic partnerships and initiatives for Youtopia, an online engagement program that tracks, inspires and rewards civic engagement; Dabble Kids, an online platform that give families instant access to in-person enrichment activities; and the Northside Parents Network (NPN), a 501(c)3 nonprofit that connects a diverse community of families with the resources they need to navigate parenting in the city. She earned her bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the UChicago, taught political science at the University of Osnabrück in Germany as a Fulbright scholar, and calls Chicago sweet home.

Load More Stories