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Kelli-Ann Alcott

Kelli-Ann Alcott joined the Y.O.U. team in 2016 as the Operations Manager and is thrilled to be part of an organization that is dedicated to the whole child and the community at la……
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Chris Essex

Christopher Essex serves as Y.O.U.'s Maker Manager. Christopher is originally from Saginaw, Michigan. He is a recent graduate of Michigan State University, with a degree in Med……
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Leslie Warner

Leslie Warner serves as Y.O.U.'s Grants Manager. Leslie is a graduate of Knox College and has lived in Evanston for more than 30 years. She was a research associate for Northwe……
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Linda Blakley

Linda Blakley is the Vice President of the Office of Public Relations and Communications at DePaul University. Before joining the university's Office of Public Relations and Co……
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Jafet Melendez

Jafet Melendez serves as Y.O.U.'s Afterschool Program Manager at Martin Luther King Laboratory School. Jafet enjoys making a positive impact in our youth in Evanston. Jafet was……
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Students Eat Their Veggies — And Plant and Grow and Sell Them

Heading down Church Street just west of Dodge Avenue, one finds it nearly impossible to miss the welcoming façade of Y.O.U’s (Youth & Opportunity United) brand new 12,000-square-fo……
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Susan Brenner

Susan Brenner formerly served as Y.O.U.'s Board President, and has served the Chicagoland community through both her career and volunteer efforts. She earned a master’s degree ……
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Al Butkus

Al Butkus joined the Y.O.U. Board in 2011 and serves on the Executive Committee and is chair of the Facilities Committee. He is an engineer and recently retired as a senior pri……
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Marty Cless

Marty joined the board in 2016 after witnessing the impact the YOU staff have on young lives through his various volunteer experiences with the organization. As a former high s……
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