Chicago Community Trust visits Free Spirit Media for a roundtable discussion with North Lawndale community leaders

By FSM Communications


The Chicago Community Trust President and CEO, Dr. Helene D. Gayle, and COO, Andrea Sáenz, joined us at The Nichols Tower in Homan Square to have a conversation with local leaders about the North Lawndale community. Thank you for joining us and for the valuable discussion! 

I believe that our group’s insights, experiences, and passion for our community’s well-being, people, and potential made for a valuable learning experience for our guests from The Chicago Community Trust.
— Jeff McCarter, Founder & Executive Director, Free Spirit Media

Roundtable participants included: 

Rodney Brown | North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council, area resident

Tiffany Childress | Science teacher, area resident, community leader

Paul Coffey |School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Skyler Dees |Skyler Dees Catering, area resident

Glenance Green | Free Spirit Media

Jeff McCarter | Free Spirit Media, area resident

Sheila McNary | North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council, area resident

Brenda Palms-Barber | North Lawndale Employment Network, Sweet Beginnings

Claude Robinson | UCAN

Arlana Shikongo | Free Spirit Media - The Real Chi

Whittney Smith |  Lawndale Christian Development Corporation, area resident

Kevin Sutton | Foundation for Homan Square, area resident