Metropolitan Board of the Chicago Urban League | MB Book Talk: Chicago Is Not Broke
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MB Book Talk: Chicago Is Not Broke


Chicago Is Not Broke

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:30pm – 8:30pm
The Chicago Urban League
4510 S. Michigan Avenue


Join MetroBoard for our next installment of #MBBookTalk! We will be discussing the book “Chicago is Not Broke: Fundng the City We Deserve”.

Do you believe Chicago is broke? The authors of this book don’t either.  They set out to prove by assembling a great team of Chicago experts to write short articles on how we can save and generate MAJOR revenues for Chicago. Revenues that are progressive, sustainable and NOT wrung from those who can least afford to pay. The goal of this book is to influence the discussions around Chicago’s budget and her future. All the details are at

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Nicole Jeanine

Nicole Jeanine Johnson, MS.Ed

Twitter: NicoleJChi
IG: NicoleJChi

Nicole Johnson is a Chicago native, born and raised, and current resident of the Southside’s Englewood neighborhood. Nicole’s interests and professional commitments address an intersection of education, youth development, policy, and civic engagement.

Currently she serves as the Data & Communications Manager with Teamwork Englewood. Teamwork is an nonprofit organization, located in the Englewood neighborhood, intended to connect residents to resources, build capacity among community based organizations, and manage the oversight of the Englewood Quality of Life Plan. Nicole supports the development of a community driven zoning advisory council, and evaluates the progress of the organization’s outreach programs.

Prior to this role, Nicole served as the Policy & Program Manager for Chicago Votes. During her successful run at Chicago Votes, she drove the organizations’ last leg of voter registration, facilitated election season “Get Out The Vote” townhalls throughout the city, and helped plan and execute the “Parade to the Polls” with Chance the Rapper, Social Works, Prime Fortune, TurboVote, Ballot Ready, and Boost Your Voice.Nicole is also a former 3rd grade Chicago Public Schools Mathematics teacher. She taught on the South and West sides of Chicago.

Nicole has a Master’s of Science in Education Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from National Louis University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan.