Groups i'm working with

I'm happy to have assisted these organizations with organizational development and grantwriting so they can be even more effective in serving the people they are working to empower, here and abroad.

McGaw YMCA Men's Residence in Evanston This beautiful 85-year-old building houses 172 single men, one of the oldest and still most substantial sources of affordable housing on the Chicago area's north side. As part of the GrowthVisionHealth team, I am helping to raise funds to support the residence.

McGaw YMCA Men's Residence in Evanston

This beautiful 85-year-old building houses 172 single men, one of the oldest and still most substantial sources of affordable housing on the Chicago area's north side. As part of the GrowthVisionHealth team, I am helping to raise funds to support the residence.

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra This 40-member orchestra, founded in 1990, performs a four-concert season and is seeking to expand. I facilitated the board of directors' planning for a sustainable future and expanded service to all whom it serves, from passionate amateur musicians to the general public to populations with special needs.

Lake Forest Civic Orchestra

This 40-member orchestra, founded in 1990, performs a four-concert season and is seeking to expand. I facilitated the board of directors' planning for a sustainable future and expanded service to all whom it serves, from passionate amateur musicians to the general public to populations with special needs.

Curt's Cafe A group of Highland Park residents, animated by a vision of a community that welcomes all, including talented, at-risk young adults, decided to approach Curt's Cafe, a restorative justice employment training program with two cafes in Evanston. I'm helping them to raise grant funds so they can open a Curt's Cafe storefront by mid-2018.

Curt's Cafe

A group of Highland Park residents, animated by a vision of a community that welcomes all, including talented, at-risk young adults, decided to approach Curt's Cafe, a restorative justice employment training program with two cafes in Evanston. I'm helping them to raise grant funds so they can open a Curt's Cafe storefront by mid-2018.

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Addie Wyatt Center for Nonviolence Training

I am thrilled to be working with three phenomenal women, Sherri Bevel, Mary Lou Finley, and Pam Smith to create a Kingian nonviolence training center in Chicago to build a culture of peace among high school students, teachers and community residents. I'm assisting with building the organization and delivering the training.

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Human Development Foundation

Founded in 1997 by Pakistani physicians in Chicago who were inspired by Dr. Mahbubul Haq, the chief architect of U.N. Human Development Report, HDF works to relieve human suffering in Pakistan by supporting social mobilization, economic development, sustainable environment, primary health care, and education and literacy. I'm assisting with grantwriting.

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Legacy Leaders International

This new youth empowerment group, based at North-Grand High School on Chicago's West Side, provides school-day and summer training and life transforming experiences to hundreds of students, "creating a ripple effect of world changers." I'm assisting their dynamic leader, Everett Gutierrez, and their board with strategic and fundraising planning and grantwriting.