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File #: 20-3557    Version: 1 Name: HONORING OFFICER DELBERT HOWELL
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 7/29/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 7/30/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING OFFICER DELBERT HOWELL FOR HIS LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Delbert Howell received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting from Robert Morris College in Chicago, Illinois. A longtime advocate for at-risk youth and young adults, Delbert made his start as a Team Leader for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox Academy, where he assisted in practices, team travel, and daily operations, monitored registration, and private instruction while coaching 1st - 8th-grade students in the fundamentals of basketball.; and WHEREAS, he has served as a student advocate, engagement specialist, and juvenile justice re-engagement specialist for Chicago Public Schools. In each capacity, he encouraged youth to believe in themselves and their abilities. He served as a liaison to pair students and often parents with school-based and community supports, as well as social, educational, and job training servi...
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING OFFICER DELBERT HOWELL FOR HIS LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION TO THE ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY

WHEREAS, Delbert Howell received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and Accounting from Robert Morris College in Chicago, Illinois. A longtime advocate for at-risk youth and young adults, Delbert made his start as a Team Leader for the Chicago Bulls and Chicago White Sox Academy, where he assisted in practices, team travel, and daily operations, monitored registration, and private instruction while coaching 1st - 8th-grade students in the fundamentals of basketball.; and

WHEREAS, he has served as a student advocate, engagement specialist, and juvenile justice re-engagement specialist for Chicago Public Schools. In each capacity, he encouraged youth to believe in themselves and their abilities. He served as a liaison to pair students and often parents with school-based and community supports, as well as social, educational, and job training services.; and

WHEREAS, since 2013, he's worked for the benefit of the citizens of the Grand Crossing community by protecting life and property from harm while maintaining order by enforcing all Federal, State, and Municipal laws as necessary. Actively working throughout various divisions of the Chicago Police Department, including but not limited to: CAPS, Community Police Strategy, Youth, as well as, the Business Department(s); and

WHEREAS, upon receipt of his Urban and Aquaponics Certification from the Botanical Garden and Micro Greens Certification from the University of Illinois, Delbert founded Healthy Place. A nonprofit organization focused on youth development through agriculture, community service, culinary arts, fishing and sportsmanship.; and

WHEREAS, at a young age, Delbert developed a love for cooking while preparing meals with his Aunt. Their time spent and love shared in the kitchen fueled his desire to bring the kitchen to the community by way of an initiative...

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