Halleemah Nash

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Executive Director, iMentor Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Halleemah Nash is the executive director of iMentor Chicago, an organization that builds rigorous, high-impact mentoring relationships that ensure more students from low-income communities succeed in college. Under her leadership, this program has scaled to triple its Year 1 impact, now serving over 700 mentor/mentee relationships in Chicago Public Schools in just its second year.

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As Black and Brown Educators, We’re Coming Together to Support DACA and the American Dream

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Posted May 22, 2020

Reopening Schools While Coronavirus Is Still on the Loose Is Ass-Backward

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