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Wednesday, June 10 • 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Rapid Response in a Pandemic: Projects to the Rescue

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In this special live dialogue, two extraordinary leaders will share how they sprung into action when Covid-19 swept into the United States, pivoting to projects to help meet unexpected needs.

+Charles Best, CEO of Donors Choose, a technology platform that's funded more than 1 million projects for public school teachers, now helping under-resourced students in lockdown via its Keep Kids Learning project

+ Jennifer Pahlka, former US Deputy CTO in the White House, co-founder of United States Digital Response, providing volunteer tech-and-talent support to state and local governments grappling with Covid-19

+ Moderator: Bob Safian, host of podcast Masters of Scale: Rapid Response.

Moderator
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Robert Safian

Founder, The Flux Group
From leadership positions atĀ Fast Company,Ā Time, andĀ FortuneĀ to incisive analysis across TV networks and digital platforms,Ā Bob Safian has been lauded as a source of deep insight on the future of global enterprise. When the coronavirus pandemic struck, Safian was tapped by numerous... Read More →

Speakers
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Charles Best

CEO, DonorsChoose
Charles Best is the CEO and founder of DonorsChoose, the leading platform for giving to public schools. Charles launched the organization in 2000 out of a Bronx public high school where he taught history for five years. Teachers across America use the site to create projects requesting... Read More →
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Jennifer Pahlka

Executive Director, Code for America
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America. She served as the U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2013ā€“2014, where she architected and helped found the United States Digital Service... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2020 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
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