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Zeke Cohen

Councilperson and Chair of Education and Youth Committee, Baltimore City, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Zeke Cohen is the chairman of the Baltimore City Education Committee. Zeke has spent his entire career fighting for the voices of young people. He began as a teacher in West Baltimore, where he brought a group of eighth grade students to help rebuild a home in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. After teaching, he started a non-profit where he trained high school students to become civic leaders. His students were involved in passing several laws including the Maryland Dream Act. Zeke was elected to the City Council based on his belief that 'Community Comes First,' and that young people are our best hope for creating a better world. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Goucher College and a master's degree in public policy from Johns Hopkins.