David C. Banks doesn’t shy away from a challenge. The Eagle Academy Foundation CEO and founder spoke in a Word In Black virtual event about his new position as the NYC Schools Chancellor, highlighting his goals for the school system and education across the country.

Though it’s not a position he ever planned on being in, it’s certainly something he’s thought about before.

“Throughout my career, I’ve encouraged young people to imagine the greatest of heights for their own lives,” Banks said. “If you can’t imagine it, then you certainly have no business even going after it. You have to get it in your mind’s eye first.”

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