The Task Force will be holding its July 25 meeting at the John Marshall Law School, located at 315 Plymouth Court in Room 3 East. Seating is limited, so we encourage you to RSVP as quickly as possible by heading to http://july25taskforcemeeting.eventbrite.com
(The meeting will be livetweeted via the #725mtg hashtag)
The Task Force will hear testimony from Mr. Ralph Martire and Dr. Byron T. Brazier.
Mr. Martire is the Executive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. In February 2011, he was appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Education Equity and Excellence Commission. He is a distinguished lecturer on public policy at Roosevelt University and has taught fiscal policy seminars for various universities and the International Fulbright Scholar Program. Mr. Martire has received numerous awards for his work on education policy reform, including the 2007 Champion of Freedom Award presented by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition to individuals whose professional work embodies Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s commitment to equal educational opportunities.
Dr. Brazier is the pastor of the Apostolic Church of God. He is a Commissioner on the Cook County Sheriff’s Merit Board and a member of McCormick Theological Seminary’s Executive Board. He has also been a Commissioner of the Public Building Commission, Chairman of the Network of Woodlawn, a member of the Board of DuSable Museum, a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Planning Commission, and a member of the Civic Advocacy and Action Committee. A leader in addressing disproportionate minority incarceration within the Cook County judicial system, Dr. Brazier was also a member of the Governor’s Commission on Re-entry.
The Task Force is privileged to introduce Mr. Scott D. Kleiman to the Task Force. Mr. Kleiman is Staff Lead, Social Impact Bonds Initiative, in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget and an Innovation Fellow with the Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He is leading Illinois’ effort to become the third state in the nation to launch a social impact bond program as the Task Force recommended to the Governor.
Thank you for your time and attention, and hope to see you there.