Our Community

It takes one seed, one step, one chance to change a person’s life. And one dollar can go a long way in helping us make that happen.

West Englewood Community Statistics


  • Per-capita income: $10,559
  • Households below poverty level: 32.3%
  • Unemployment rate: 34.7%
  • No high school diploma: 30.3%


  • Third most violent community in Chicago
  • Population ever arrested: Male 59% Female 16%
  • Felt unsafe alone in neighborhood in the daytime: Male 30% Female 39%
  • Felt unsafe alone in neighborhood in the nighttime: Male 46% Female 47%


  • West Englewood has the 2nd highest food insecurity rate and lowest income per capita
  • Hunger Insecure residents: 48%
  • Used emergency food resources in the past year: 44%
  • Received Food Stamp Benefits in the past year: 73%

Leadership Team

Robbin Carroll


Erin Vogel

Co-Executive Director

Quentin Mables

Co-Executive Director

Zelda Mayer

Director of Development

Peace Coleman

Director of Community Engagement

Program Staff

Board of Directors

Robbin Carroll

Founder and President

Kina Collins

Illinois Council on Women and Girls

Robert Cooper

White Eagle Corporation

Gwen Johnson

Englewood resident

Karampal Kaur

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago

Eugene Lipov

Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Lara Moynihan

LSC Holdings

Chris Ruder


Associate Board

Olivia Hodges

Olivia Leigh Photographie

Ashley La Fleur

Root 3 Growth Marketing

Natalie Calverley

Glenview School District

Annie Durling

The Obama Foundation

Nicole Lopez

Hales Property Management

Nicole Zenner

Zen Events Chicago

Connor Sullivan


Mike Kincaide

Bad Kow Events

Mark Beier

Shred 415

Josh Zuckerman

Endless Greens

Jenn McAllister


Portia King

Revolt Media

Brent Hamlet

Chicago Collegiate Charter School

Wisdom Council

Ora Bradley

Englewood Elder

Gwen Johnson

Englewood Elder

Ms. Johnson

Englewood Elder

Marie Woods

Englewood Elder


Wisdom Council Advisor

Peace Ambassador, Alternatives

Tomas Ramirez

Wisdom Council Advisor

Restorative Justice Coordinator, Alternatives

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