Carolyn E. Roberts
Moving into Lawndale, a disenfranchised area of Chicago with huge potential and value, has increased her awareness of the impact of invisibility and inequality. She believes there is exponential untapped power, talent, and creativity in Lawndale and communities with similar demographics throughout the country. However, leaderships’ process of ignoring the community issues has also delayed the exposure of creative, effective solutions found within the community. This is the reason she has turned to the non-profit arena to engage, excite and empower.
She is a creator who dabbles in writing, art, and music. She also is a gardener with aspirations of being at least a 2-season grower. Of course, provided she can keep the squirrels out of her starter pots.