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Akilah Halley

Executive Director
Marwen’s mission to inspire and educate Chicago youth from under-resourced communities and schools through visual arts and college and career counseling. 

Akilah Halley, a Marwen alumna, was appointed Executive Director of Marwen in October 2018. Previously, she served as Marwen's Deputy Director (April 2017-October 2018) and a member of the Board of Trustees (2010-2017). Akilah's experience spans K-12 public education, arts programming, community engagement, communications, and philanthropy with past roles at Crown Family Philanthropies, Urban Gateways, and Chicago Public Schools. She currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Chicago African Americans in Philanthropy and a member of the Leadership Advisory Committee at the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Thursday, October 17