Our Community

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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

Program Staff

Board of Directors

Eugene Lipov

Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Karampal Kaur

Sat Nam Yoga Chicago

Robert Cooper

White Eagle Corporation

Vanessa Mussatto

Riverview Veterinary Clinic

Jim Bolin

Merrill Lynch

Brian Speers

Merrill Lynch

Associate Board

Olivia Hodges

Olivia Leigh Photographie

Ashley La Fleur

Root 3 Growth Marketing

Natalie Calverley

Glenview School District

Annie Durling


Nicole Lopez

Hales Property Management

Nicole Zenner

Zen Events Chicago

Connor Sullivan


Mike Kincaide

Chicago Cubs

Mark Beier

Shred 415

Josh Zuckerman

Endless Greens

Jenn McAllister


Amanda Riskin


Love lives in public