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Anne Williams-Isom is chief executive officer of The Harlem Children's Zone_ (HCZ), a pioneering leader in education, place-based community development, and the fight against poverty. Renowned worldwide for its commitment to addressing the needs of the individual child on an unprecedented scale, HCZ currently serves over 25,000 children and adults in Central Harlem each year through its comprehensive cradle-through-college pipeline of best-practice programs, including parenting workshops, early childhood education, two K-12 Promise Academy_ charter schools, afterschool programs, college prep and advising, family support, health and social services, and community building. Before becoming Chief Executive Officer of HCZ in July 2014, Anne served for five years as chief operating officer, leading HCZ?s 2,000+ staff, overseeing all 30+ HCZ programs, and further strengthening the organization?s strategic use of data. Prior to joining HCZ, she worked for 13 years at New York City's Administration for Children?s Services (ACS), which investigates 55,000 reports of child abuse and neglect each year, concluding her tenure as Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Community and Government Affairs. A lawyer by training, Anne practiced law for five years at two prestigious New York firms. She holds a JD from Columbia Law School and a BA in political science and psychology from Fordham University. She also serves on the Advisory Council of the My Brother's Keeper Alliance, is an Annie E. Casey Foundation Fellow, and has been featured in The New York Times, Barron's, Crain's New York, and The Chronicle of Philanthropy. She is a Fellow of the 14th class of the Pahara-Aspen Education Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.