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File #: 20-4391    Version: 1 Name: HONORING PAULINE LEWIS-SYLVAIN FOR HER LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT, AND DEDICATION TO THE ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 9/22/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING PAULINE LEWIS-SYLVAIN FOR HER LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT, AND DEDICATION TO THE ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY WHEREAS, Pauline Lewis-Sylvain is a community leader with over 15 years of non-profit management, program in innovation, and implementation in workforce development and financial capability.; and WHEREAS, Pauline currently serves as the Director of the Roseland Reconnection Hub at Phalanx Family Services. She is responsible for building program strategies that will result in connecting Opportunity Youth (16-24 years old) (OY) to education and employment resources; and WHEREAS, under her leadership, the program has connected over 300 Opportunity Youth to services in her first six months at the agency; and WHEREAS, Pauline Sylvain previously served as the Director of Economic Advancement and Financial Opportunity with the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN), during her time at NLEN, Pauline grew the program budget from $75K to over $1.5 million (2010-2...
Sponsors: DENNIS DEER
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING PAULINE LEWIS-SYLVAIN FOR HER LEADERSHIP, COMMITMENT, AND DEDICATION TO THE ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY

WHEREAS, Pauline Lewis-Sylvain is a community leader with over 15 years of non-profit management, program in innovation, and implementation in workforce development and financial capability.; and

WHEREAS, Pauline currently serves as the Director of the Roseland Reconnection Hub at Phalanx Family Services. She is responsible for building program strategies that will result in connecting Opportunity Youth (16-24 years old) (OY) to education and employment resources; and

WHEREAS, under her leadership, the program has connected over 300 Opportunity Youth to services in her first six months at the agency; and

WHEREAS, Pauline Sylvain previously served as the Director of Economic Advancement and Financial Opportunity with the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN), during her time at NLEN, Pauline grew the program budget from $75K to over $1.5 million (2010-2018); and

WHEREAS, Pauline was instrumental in increasing the number of participants and also supported the organization as a Financial Coach.; and

WHEREAS, Pauline provided financial literacy and workforce development coaching to participants. In 2019, she initiated the #womenofNLEN initiative, which provided leadership development and mentorship to all women stakeholders of NLEN.; and

WHEREAS, outside of her role at Phalanx, Pauline is the Co-Founder/President of People Empowering People (PEPchicago). An organization built to empower community leaders to become a part of the solution to close the Racial and Women Wealth Gap. PEPchicago also serves as the lead justice navigator to the Get Cleared Illinois, a campaign designed to break the cycle of recidivism.; and

WHEREAS, Pauline holds a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and is an alumni of the Bank of American Neighborhood Builders Program (2016). Pauline is a member of the Chicago Uplift 2020 Advisory Committee, You...

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