CAPAG & Andrea Zopp on Chicago Neighborhoods April 21
From 11:30 am until 2:30 pm
At Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60654
Andrea Zopp, City of Chicago Deputy Mayor and Chief Neighborhood Development Officer
Friday, April 21, 2017
11:30am - 1:15pm
Union League Club of Chicago
CAPAG has long been interested in neighborhood economic development and we are privileged to have Chicago’s Deputy Mayor present both the challenges facing Chicago’s neighborhoods and the policy solutions and actions the City is now undertaking. Deputy Mayor Zopp will also address education, public safety, and skills development since they are inextricably linked to improving the capacities of Chicago’s neighborhoods.
Throughout her career Zopp has championed job creation, access to education, corporate responsibility and promoting economic development initiatives in underserved communities. She served in the United States Attorney's Office and was the first woman and African American to serve as the First Assistant in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. In these roles, Zopp fought to keep neighborhoods safe by taking on illegal guns, violent crime and gangs, worked to protect victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse.
Zopp is a successful businesswoman and has held executive leadership positions at several Fortune 500 companies, including Sara Lee, Sears Holdings and Exelon. As President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League, she led the nationally-recognized organization's focus on expanding economic opportunity in underserved communities, helping youth and young adults achieve academic and career success, and advocacy for social justice.
Hanania covered Chicago political beats including Chicago City Hall while at the Daily Southtown Newspapers (1976-1985) and later for the Chicago Sun-Times (1985-1992).
The recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, Hanania was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. Hananiaalso received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.
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