Hilesh Patel has more than 20 years experience in Chicago communities and non-profits across the arts, education, justice, social service, and philanthropy sectors. He is currently a lecturer at School of the Art Institute and an independent consultant with nonprofits, small businesses, and collectives to guide and support strategic planning, human resources, leadership development, mediation, and organizational capacity. Hilesh is also a poet, educator, and artist, whose work investigates immigration, healing and memory. He is a member of the art group The Chicago ACT Collective, working to build political artistic collaboration and dialogue across multiple communities.
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