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Jacqueline von Edelberg
Author, Activist, and Social Entrepreneur
Jacqueline von Edelberg is perhaps best known as the driving force behind the Nettelhorst School’s dramatic turnaround, 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 is the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Neighborhood Parents Network, as well as two startups, Youtopia and ForGoods, both online platforms that track, inspire and reward volunteerism and civic engagement. She earned her bachelor’s degree and doctorate from the UChicago, taught political science at the University of Osnabrück as a Fulbright scholar.