Halsey Ward

Project Manager
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About Halsey

Hometown: Little Rock, Ark.

Education: BA, Business Administration, Washington University in St. Louis

Hobbies: Sports of all sorts, enjoying the great outdoors, good times with good people, to travel and to travel often.

Who are you?

I am HSC’s Project Manager. As part of our development team, I work on delivering programmatic objectives and supporting the fundraising initiatives for several of our programs here at HSC, including Cooking up Change Chicago, Cooking up Change National and our Green Clean Schools programs.

What makes your job great?

At HSC, I constantly feel as if I’m “having my cake and eating it too” with colleagues who share that same sentiment. It’s an opportunity to combine my own passion for childhood health with my professional strengths.  I realize that what I do for work is directly linked to the change I hope for in the lives of kids in Chicago and across the country. I’m grateful to HSC for giving me the opportunity to immerse myself in this challenge—a challenge that brings me a solid sense of purpose every day.

When did you come to Healthy Schools Campaign?

September 2014.

Why did you join Healthy Schools Campaign?

Prior to my role with HSC, I worked in sports marketing and business development. I started working at HSC on a temporary contract for our Cooking up Change Chicago event. Immediately after joining HSC, I was hooked and my passion for my career was re-instilled. I attribute that to the organizational mission and the smart, like-minded folk that I get to work with every day. When the Cooking up Change Chicago contract came to an end, I didn’t want to say goodbye to HSC or my colleagues. Thankfully, they felt the same way and I now have the opportunity to call HSC my professional home.

Where does your motivation come from?

A healthy lifestyle has always been a priority in my life. I owe that in part to growing up in an environment that supported the ideals of what it means to be healthy. Every kid deserves that same opportunity. I’m fortunate to work for an organization that is fighting for all kids to have access to healthy school environments and resources that will help them throughout their lives.

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