Community Outreach Manager
Dennis joins I Grow Chicago with years of experience of violence prevention and community outreach in Englewood. Outside of our support for children and elders, Dennis wants to create an outlet for young men and women to be able to thrive. Growing up near the Peace Campus, he worked for IMAN in violence prevention mediation and intervention, one of our community partners, for years before joining us in the summer of 2020. Informed by his certification in violence prevention at the Metropolitan Peace Academy, he looks to engage the community holistically, from every angle. As the community outreach manager, he understands to build up a community you have to support all ages and all walks of life.
“It’s so gratifying to be able to work in a community where you grew up at and know everybody. I was a part of the streets so now it’s giving back to the community, making amends for some of the harm we’ve caused the community.”