Anne Hallett


Anne Hallett

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2005 - present    Director, Grow Your Own Illinois
2004 - 2005    Consultant:  Education, Community, Philanthropy
  • Illinois ACORN
  • National ACORN
  • Paterson Education Fund
  • Portland Schools Foundation
  • Leadership for a Changing World
  • Ford Foundation:  Feasibility Study, Fund for Education Organizing
1993 – 2003    Executive Director, Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform    
Founding director of national network of urban school reform leaders.  Responsible for organizational and program development, fundraising, strategic direction, and support for Board of Directors.

1986 - 1993     Executive Director, Wieboldt Foundation
1983 – 1986    Executive Director, Citizens Education Center Northwest
1982 – 1983    Executive Director, Chicago Panel on Public School Policy
1979 – 1981    Project Director, Chandler/Corcoran, Inc.
1976 – 1979    Founder, Lobbyist, Citizens for Fair School Funding
Organized statewide grassroots coalition for school finance reform in Washington State. Developed and passed legislation resulting in state support of K-12 education that was fourth highest in the nation.
1975 – 1976    Editor, Puget Soundings Magazine

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
2005 -  present       Board of Directors
Center for Neighborhood Technology
Community Organizing and Family Issues
Interfaith Youth Core, Chair

Between 1994 – 2004, selected
Chicago Public Education Fund
Consortium on Chicago School Research, Steering Committee
        National High School Alliance, Steering Committee
        Chicago Annenberg Challenge grant; $49.2 million: writer, organizer
        Chicago School Reform Collaborative, Annenberg Challenge
        The Algebra Project, Board of Directors
        Citywide Coalition for School Reform, Board of Directors
        Catalyst, Board of Directors

1993 and earlier, selected
        National Committee for Citizens in Education, Board Chair
        Neighborhood Funders Group, co-chair
        Women in Charge, chair
        Council on Community-based Development, Board of Directors
        Citizens Education Center, Board of Advisors
        Mayor’s Energy Task Force, Co-Chair (mayoral appointee, Chicago)
        Chicago Women in Philanthropy, Chair
        National Coalition of Advocates for Students, Board of Directors
Advisory Council on Education Funding (gubernatorial appointee, Washington State)
Allied Arts of Seattle, Board of Directors
CityFair, Chair, Executive Committee
Seattle Urban League, Board of Directors

PUBLICATIONS
1998    Beyond Finger-Pointing and Test Scores, Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, Co-author
Reinventing Central Office: A Primer for Successful Schools, Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, Editor
Improving Schools One by One, Citizens Education Center, Editor
Funding Schools in Washington, Citizens Education Center

HONORS
Crossing the River Jordan award, Public Education Network

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