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Hope Wollensack

Executive Director
Georgia Resilience and Opportunity Fund

Hope Wollensack is the Executive Director of the Georgia Resilience and Opportunity (GRO) Fund where she spearheads the launching of a guaranteed income program focused on low-income women in Georgia, with its first site in the historic Old Fourth Ward neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia. Hope is also Senior Strategist at the Economic Security Project (ESP). In her role at ESP, Hope is a key contributor on developing the national table of partners for guaranteed income and provides thought leadership on race and equity to build a just and inclusive economy. Prior to her current roles, Hope was a founding Policy and Advocacy Director at Fair Fight Action and served on the political team with the Abrams for Governor Campaign in 2018. Hope works to examine the intersection of political and economic exclusion and building community driven solutions to deep problems. As a former teacher and assistant principal in New Orleans, Louisiana, Hope has deep experience in organizing young people, educators, and the faith community. Hope’s work is built from her roots in New Haven, Connecticut. Hope earned her MPA from Princeton's School of International and Public Affairs in 2018 and a BA from Tufts University, where she helped found the Africana Studies program. In Hope’s spare time she enjoys yoga, travel, cooking and watching reruns of ‘The Office.’

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