About the speaker

Cory Dukes is an Associate at Alternative Schools Network in Chicago, Illinois. Alternative Schools Network is a nonprofit organization that works at creating education and employment programs for disadvantaged youth in Chicago. He began his career in corporate law and this experience provided a great training ground for his future career in education. He worked for over a decade in post-secondary education as an associate director and director of admissions, encouraging recruitment efforts to focus more on scholarship opportunities towards minority scholars and increasing diversity within the student body. Cory joined the Alternative Schools Network in 2018 after speaking with their Executive Director about the work that the organization does. Currently they work towards re-enrolling out of school youth and young adults so that they can finish their high school diploma, receive education and employment skills and successfully transition to college, skill training and/or employment.

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