Former Obama Education Secretary Arne Duncan will be a co-chair of the board of a new non-profit development organization launched on Tuesday with a giant mission: to leverage the economic impact of the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park for the surrounding South Side communities.

Duncan, a former Chicago Public Schools chief and Hyde Park resident, is a managing partner at the Emerson Collective — working on projects to reduce gun violence.
Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/sweet-new-non-profit-tied-to-obama-presidential-center-names-board/