Welcome Youth Leaders, we’re so excited to meet and learn about you! Our team is based at the KLEO Community Center in Washington Park, which has a few cool programs including One Chicago, After School Matters, and a food pantry. It does all of this to provide a neighborhood space and outreach for job and youth development programs. We can’t wait to meet you as part of our awesome team, and want to share a little bit about ourselves:

Theresa is a Chicago native, but she attended undergrad in Atlanta where she studied criminal justice. She is going into her second year at SSA at University of Chicago. A long-term goal she has is to be a prosecutor. Fun fact: She likes sophisticated colors like maroon, olive green, navy blue and rose gold. Theresa hopes to be able to connect with students in the Washington Park community and expose them to new experiences.

Shruthi is an undergrad student at UChicago studying comparative human development and statistics. She is originally from San Fransisco, but has been in Hyde Park for the past two years and has absolutely loved it so far! She loves dancing as part of UChicago’s Raas team, Thai food and taking her golden retriever on walks. Shruthi has always been interested in community health and can’t wait to grow with you all and work to learn more about bettering community health in Washington Park!

Pam just completed her first year at UChicago’s social service administration program, whew! She originally hails from California, but spent a few years in Philadelphia and considers it her favorite city. Pam moved to Chicago in September, so she looks forward to knowing more about Washington Park and learning what’s cool from all of you. In her spare time, she loves to bike and eat French fries.

See you soon!

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