IMPACT that Endures

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How do civic and business leaders pass down their hard-won wisdom to the next generation?

The IMPACT Leadership Development program, developed by the Chicago Urban League in partnership with Chicago Booth, connects up-and-coming professionals with senior African American leaders throughout Chicago—creating a pipeline of talented individuals who are reaching new heights in their careers, and making positive change throughout the city.

Six years after its inception, “IMPACT has become a credential in its own right,” said Andrea Zopp, who envisioned the program. “And that’s a huge plus, not only for the Urban League, but also for the participants in the program.”

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