Tweetie Bird It is about imagining that the center is ever flexible and having the courage to create new centers.-Theaster Gates on his work #ArtPlace [More from ccoletta]

September 13, 2003

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Jon Schnur is co-founder and CEO of New Leaders for New Schools - a national non-profit organization devoted to improving education for every child by attracting and preparing the next generation of outstanding principals for our nation's urban public schools.

Jon was a policy advisor on K-12 education in the Clinton Administration for seven years, serving as White House Associate Director for Educational Policy, Vice President Gore's Senior Policy Advisor on education, and Special Assistant to U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley.

In the spring of 2000, Jon and four other graduate students at Harvard Business School and the Harvard Graduate School of Education completed a business plan to launch New Leaders for New Schools.

Chris Gibbons is the Director of Business and Industry Affairs for the City of Littleton, Colorado. Chris says he never intended to be an economic developer, but he's been thinking about how communities live and die economically since he was very young. For the last ten years, Littleton has been his "lab" for testing his ideas about how to grow economies locally with entrepreneurs.

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