Dominique Jordan Turner

Pres & CEO
Chicago Scholars

Dominique Jordan Turner is currently the President and CEO of Chicago Scholars, an organization whose mission is to uniquely select, train, and mentor academically ambitious students from under-resourced communities to complete college and become the next generation of leaders who will transform their neighborhoods and Chicago. Dominique is passionate about creating equal education opportunities for underserved youth.  She believes that education is not a merit of socioeconomic status, but a valuable resource to pull marginalized youth out of poverty and into leadership positions that positively influence their communities. She is a co-founder of Black Girls Lead, and has served on the Chicago Board of Education and currently sits on the board of the Chicago Public Library. Dominique’s leadership hasn’t gone without recognition, as she was recently honored by the Chicago urban League, WVON/ Ariel Investments, ZETA Phi Beta, the Chicago Sky and Glamour Magazine.

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