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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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Concepcion Benitez

Concepcion (Coni) Benitez serves as Y.O.U.'s Youth and Family Counselor. Coni was born and raised in Mexico and moved to the Chicago suburbs at the young age of 11. In 2009 she……
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Estefanía Elias

Estefanía Elias, LCSW, serves as a Senior Youth and Family Counselor. Estefanía was born and raised in Argentina, and moved to Chicago in 2003 after marrying her husband. She ……
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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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Chanquel Jones

Chanquel serves as the Senior Afterschool Program Manager for Elementary School Programs. Chanquel’s undying passion for working with youth led her to pursue a BSW in Social Wo……
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