Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Y.O.U. has witnessed its devastating impact. DCU’s Student Committee chose to honor three friends and supporters of Y.O.U. who have made extraordinary efforts to ensure food security for local families. Please make sure to watch the DCU video message to hear their acceptance speeches.
Chef Q is a Y.O.U. enrichment partner, providing culinary arts education to Y.O.U. youth. Last March, Y.O.U. opened our kitchen to Chef Q. In this space, she has prepared for more 25,000 meals for families economically impacted by COVID.
Clarence & Wendy Weaver
The Weaver’s C & W Market and Ice Cream Parlor shares the block with Y.O.U., and Clarence Weaver serves on Y.O.U.’s Board of Directors. The Weavers have distributed groceries and other supplies to families on a regular basis throughout the pandemic.
Hecky Powell strongly believed in nurturing the next generation of leaders, and he dedicated himself to the Forrest E. Powell Foundation and the Evanston Work Ethic Program to invest in the future of our young people through mentorship, ongoing education opportunities, and career guidance.
He was a true community leader who took action to make a lasting impact. Hecky was the heart and soul of Evanston, and he will be forever missed.
Y.O.U. encourages our communities to continue making revolutionary change.
The DCU committee created a list of resources that you can watch, listen to, and read as small steps to push you on your way to making change. We also provided a resource so you can easily support local Black businesses which will advance racial justice and equity in our community.
These action items were found at www.justiceinjune.org and we encourage you to visit their website for a whole list of ways to take action.