Jennifer Steele
Executive Director

For over 10 years, Jennifer Steele has worked with nonprofit education organizations and institutions across Chicago designing and implementing creative writing, arts and digital media curriculum, programs, and project-based learning partnerships and initiatives. Her love for Chicago’s youth began in 2006 during her work with Camp of Dreams and continued to grow when she joined Digital Youth Network in 2008 where she had the esteemed privilege of being a part of the launch team for YOUmedia in partnership with Chicago Public Library. Since then, and having most recently served as Partnerships Coordinator for the Teen Services Department at CPL, she founded and directed ChiTeen Lit Fest. She also founded Revolving Door Arts, which has published nine chapbooks by Chicago teens. And Jen is an accomplished writer in her own right: she is the recipient of a Ragdale Fellowship and a published author.

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