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Athena Williams to Lead Housing Center as New Executive Direct

Athena Williams to Lead Housing Center as New Executive Direct

Oak Park Regional Housing Center (OPRHC) Board President Tracey Wik and Vice President Fabiola Candlish announced that Athena Williams, a respected community organizer, and activist, and most recently program director . . . .

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Tamela Milan, 48, overcame many obstacles to realize her dream of owning a home. Growing up in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood and possessing a love for science, her parents sent her to the North Chicago neighborhood of Ravenswood to attend Frederick Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center. The decision to send her to Von Steuben was also to avoid the gang violence then plaguing Austin High School.

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Learning to G.R.O.W

Learning to G.R.O.W

On Saturday, October 5th, fifteen (15) certifying and certified Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MWBE), participated in the launch of G.R.O.W. (Gaining Readiness Opportunities That Work) two session cohort, underwritten by the City of Chicago Department of Procurement Services, and facilitated by Vanessa Taliferro (right), principal of AD-V Business Consulting Inc.. Continue Reading

Field Foundation Spring 2019 Newsletter

Field Foundation Spring 2019 Newsletter

We are in full growth mode here at the Field Foundation. Kyra Kyles is fully installed in her new role of Media & Storytelling Program Officer and Hilesh Patel has also settled in with our pioneering┬áLeaders For a New Chicago Award program. Keep an eye out for our first cohort of Leaders For A New… Continue Reading