Vice President of Development and Community Partnerships

Lee Hart serves as the Vice President of Development and Community Partnerships. Prior to joining Better Future Forward, Lee was a Program Officer for the Chicago Community Trust where she oversaw college and career-ready education strategies driving toward economic and racial equity. Prior to joining the Trust, Lee led High Jump Chicago, a nonprofit organization that provides academic enrichment and support for middle grade students with limited financial resources. Lee’s career has been devoted to expanding educational opportunity, and she has served in a variety of nonprofit leadership roles and public teaching and administrative positions at high schools, community colleges, universities and nonprofits in North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts.

Lee holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, a Master of Arts in English Education from Wake Forest University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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