Haleigh R. Hoskins
Social Justice Fellow
Haleigh Hoskins (She/Hers) is equity-focused and interested in economic development and criminal justice reform. A Chicago resident, Haleigh has worked in municipal government, focusing her efforts on the intersectionality of race and healthcare as well as community outreach to underserved areas. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of her projects included researching the Chicago neighborhoods most in need of PPE by cross-referencing Census track data and data from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP). Using the data, she supported a citywide mask distribution effort to provide assistance to Black and Brown communities most affected. Further, her work has allowed her to support the City of Chicago’s implementation of a Community Wealth Building framework that will allow residents to reinvest and maintain a cycle of wealth within their own communities. Haleigh hopes to continue her work in these policy areas, but, she also hopes to expand her portfolio by focusing on the intersectionality between education and the criminal justice system.
Outside of work, Haleigh volunteers as an advisor to the Mayor’s Youth Commission where she encourages the city’s youth to create and implement policies that positively impact their development and educational aspirations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies from Spelman College and a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University.