Janice Jackson Wants To Give A Billion Dollars In College Money To Chicago Students

Janice Jackson
Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson tour Zoom classrooms at an empty Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy of Social Justice, on Sept. 8, 2020. On Thursday, she joined WBEZ Reset to discuss the school district's reopening plans. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ
Janice Jackson
Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson tour Zoom classrooms at an empty Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy of Social Justice, on Sept. 8, 2020. On Thursday, she joined WBEZ Reset to discuss the school district's reopening plans. Manuel Martinez / WBEZ

Janice Jackson Wants To Give A Billion Dollars In College Money To Chicago Students

In her new role as CEO of scholarship organization Hope Chicago, former schools chief Janice Jackson says removing the financial barrier of families is essential to disrupting the city’s cycle of poverty and crime.

GUEST: Janice Jackson, Hope Chicago CEO