CHICAGO

“Freedom-dreaming is
one of the most significant
things any human can do.”
— Charlene Caruthers, from Reviving the Black Radical Imagination

“Freedom-dreaming is
one of the most significant
things any human can do.”
— Charlene Caruthers, from Reviving the Black Radical Imagination

Since 2021, we have engaged three cohorts of AYLF Chicago Fellows who hail from many of the city’s 178 distinct neighborhoods and have contributed diverse experiences and backgrounds.

Meet Chicago’s Fellows

  • Alizeh Ahmed Headshot
  • Andres Carlos-Tamez
  • Aunora Williams Headshot

Chicago Program Facilitators

  • Lorne Hubert

    youth facilitator

    AYLF Senior Fellow
    Economics and Sports Student
    Northern Illinois University

  • Kim Hunt Headshot

    Kim L. Hunt

    facilitator

    Executive Director
    Pride Action Tank, a project of AIDS Foundation Chicago

  • Puneet Kaur

    youth facilitator

    AYLF Senior Fellow
    Project Manager
    Create&

  • I. Ashaki Williams McClain

    local action coordinator

    Deputy Director of R3 Programs
    A Just Harvest

  • Georgianna E. Torres Reyes

    facilitator

    Associate Vice President, Student Engagement
    Division of Mission and Ministry at DePaul University

Chicago Advisory Council

Kim L. Hunt

Vice President, Special Projects & Innovation
AIDS Foundation Chicago

Jin-Soo Huh

Partner
The Learning Accelerator

Aaron Smoot

Program Manager
The CAFE Group

Alaxandria Foreman

Member Relations Manager
Black Innovation Alliance

Aisha Truss-Miller

Development Manager, Community Organizer
Metropolitan Tenants Organization

Chicago Partners

We are extremely grateful to the array of local organizations with whom we partner to ensure young leaders across Chicago have access to opportunity.

Academy Group
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
Black Girls Code – Chicago Chapter
ChangeMakers Network
Chicago Scholars

COFI – Community Organizing and Family Issues
DePaul University
Girls4Science
Illinois Network of Charter Schools
Impact House
Latino Progresando
One Goal Graduation
Partnership for Resilience
TheDream.us (Chicago)
University of Illinois Chicago