A graduating high school senior and his father celebrate the students’ accomplishment at Hillcrest High School in Memphis, TN.
A graduating high school senior and his father celebrate the students’ accomplishment at Hillcrest High School in Memphis, TN.
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By Chad Soleo,

CEO Green Dot Public Schools

Last week, I had the privilege of helping my wife memorialize her grandmother, who had lived with our family for the past eight years. I have been reflecting on the significance of my own life and the purpose with which I approach leading in my home and leading in my workplace. Grandma’s legacy was so evidently present in the family she established and deeply present in the relationships she invested in — both personally and professionally through her life from the Great Depression right into 2021.

Our legacies — personal and organizational — are also embedded in relationships with one another, especially at this moment in time. This is a tough moment for our country — disproportionately so for those for whom elements of personal identity, not the least of which is racial identity, are touched by ongoing events.