Ulric Shannon on Championing Equity, Social Justice and Anti-Racism

What can I say, he is a humble humanitarian, an enthusiastic educator, a culture curator, and a fantastically-flawed Chicagoan. Growing up in the Austin neighborhood, Ulric calls it his "home space." It's a place where he sees excellence, love, talent, and affirmation of his identity. "My community inspires me. We are directly impacted by systemic … Continue reading Ulric Shannon on Championing Equity, Social Justice and Anti-Racism

Rickey Layfield on his Greatest Fear, Entrepreneurship, and Mentoring Youth

When your mind is consistently creating ideas to be a part of the solution, you become a leader. Chicago's Youth and Community Advocate and Entrepreneur, Rickey Layfield, instills the definition of leadership as he continues to inspire others. "Death. Not leaving a legacy. Being forgotten. Those are my greatest fears. The more lives I changed, … Continue reading Rickey Layfield on his Greatest Fear, Entrepreneurship, and Mentoring Youth