To life, there is a higher pursuit. You who know this must meteorically impact the lives of those whom fate and serendipity have placed into your trust."
Civil Regeneration Fellowship
We are a small not-for-profit organization created by Millenials, established in the City of Chicago, to profoundly empower and transform communities-in-need by creating and facilitating programs in the four fields of Education, Mental Health, Community Development and the Arts.
We partner with Chicago Public Schools, the fourth largest school system in the country, to provide curriculum-based educational programming, tutoring programs, mentoring programs, and wrap-around supports.
We collaborate with schools and community organizations to provide licensed mental health counseling services, counseling training services, and offer natural holistic programs such as yoga, martial arts, and meditation.
We develop environment-specific initiatives to rebuild economic resources, access to opportunities, infrastructure, and networks. We spearhead action-based strategies to beautify communities and ensure safety.
We reconnect youth and adults to the transformative and healing power of the Arts, through workshops and long-term programs in Music, Creative Writing, Photography, and more.
Contract 501c3 Partnerships
We partner with other 501c3 organizations by offering contracted services in our four fields of expertise: Education, Mental Health, Community Development and The Arts.
Social Emotional Learning
We train in Social-Emotional Learning programming such as Peace Circles, Peer Counseling, Peace Rooms/Chill Zones, Peer Jury, Social-Emotional Climate and Culture, and other programs for us in schools and youth organizations.
Board of Directors
Civil Regeneration Fellowship is governed by a group of steadfast, committed, and comprehensively experienced professionals.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Terrence is a writer, journalist, and founder of The Civil Regeneration Fellowship. He is the author of the internationally-published poetry volume The Seed Bridge, and a freelance journalist for Blavity, a venture-based technology and media company based in California. He has worked as Social-Emotional Learning Specialist for Chicago Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the nation, as well as an Administrator in the non-profit sector. He founded the Civil Regeneration Fellowship in 2017.
Mental Health and Education Consultant
Shayla Hitchcock has a Bachelors of Psychology and current works with the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is certified to manage and facilitate Childrens Defense Fund Freedom Schools Programming, for the nonprofit sector, and has managed and coordinated educational multi-site after-school and summer programming.. She works in the development of Mental Health and Educational Programming for the organization.
Mental Health Expert and CPS Liaison
Crystal Wilson Honesty is a licensed Counselor and Mental Health Expert. She has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling and a Bachelors in Business Administration. She currently works as a Crisis Coordinator for Chicago Public Schools, the fourth-largest school system in the country, where she developed Mental Health systems, suports, treatment, and training. She manages the Mental Health programming for Civil Regeneration Fellowship, as well as the Educational Program. She also serves as the liaison between Civil Regeneration Fellowship and Chicago Public Schools.
Shana Cleveland holds a Bachelor of Science and Financial Economics, an MBA in Economics, and a Juris Doctor in International and Comparative Law. She was worked with the Tenneessee General Assembly, Roosevelt University, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and the Chicago Patrolmens FCU. She is currently the main legal consultant for the Civil Regeneration Fellowship.
Business and Finance Manager
Michael Trailers holds a Bachelors in Merchandise Management and has worked in business management and servicing for a decade. He works with Midland Trust Co. | Midland IRAs and 1032s, specializing in futures and foreign management. He also owns and operates an apparel production company. He helps manage the business and financial operations of Civil Regeneration Fellowship, as well as managing company relations with community entities.
Dr. LaRon Beau Washington
Director of Finance and Grants Manager
Dr. LaRon Beau Washington is an expert in finance and educational systems. he holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D), a MBA in Business, and a Bachelors in Accounting. He has worked as a Director of Educational Operations, a Grants Manager, a Financial Consultant, and an Accountant. He manages the financial operations of the Civil Regeneration Fellowship and assists in the development of Educational Programming for the organization.
Check out one of our featured programs
The Kachihayabi-Ryu Martial Arts Program is one of our featured initiatives. Throuogh a partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, we are able to offer martial arts, yoga, meditation, and mental health programming to the neighbohoods of Chatham, Auburn Gresham, Greater Grand Crosssing, Woodlawn, and Englewood, which are five communities-in-need.
The following are the positions that are currently open with Civil Regeneration Fellowship
Curriculum Tutor, Volunteer Position
"The candidate for Curriculum Tutor should be 18 years of age or older, a resident of Chicago, posess a college degree OR be currently enrolled in college. The person interested in this position should be wililng to volunteer in a CPS school, at some point from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and be preared to work for at least an hour (two hours preferably). The candidate should be available at least one day per week. College students, student teachers, and those who need credit for working in schools are preferred. Must be able to pass a strict State of Illinois Background Check. Must have a valid State ID or Drivers License. Must be able to work in the Bronzeville area of Chicago, the Altgeld Gardens area, or the Beverly area. Candidate should be aware that this is a non-paid volunteer position. Travel/work stipend may be available."
Board of Directors, Volunteer
"The candidate for this position should be 18 years of age or older, and have at least 5 years of experience in nonprofit adminstration or serious nonprofit/community/grassroots work. Candidate should be strongly committed to positively changing communities-in-need and to helping children, young, and families. Candidate should have at least two years of expereience or some level of expertise in Education (teaching, facilitation, development, strategy), Mental Health (treatment, programming, strategy, networks, systems), Community Development (community relations, programming, strategy), and the Arts (all forms and mediums). Candidate must be a citizen of Chicago, or a citizen of the State of Illinois who is willing to travel to Chicago at least monthly. Candidate should be aware that this is a non-paid volunteer position. Travel/work stipend may be available. A strict vetting process will be in place."
Social-Emotional Learning Specialist, Volunteer
"The candidate in this position should have training, certification, and experience with Social-Emotional Learning programming, Restorative Practices programming, and Climate and Culture programming. The candidate should be prepared to facilitate SEL programming at CPS schools in Bronzeville, Algeld Gardens, or Beverly. Candidate must have a Drivers License or a State ID and must be able to pass a strict State of illinois Background Check. Candidate must be free to volunteer at least one hour a day (preferably two) and at least three days per week (preferably five). Candidate should be aware that this is an unpaid volunteer position. Travel/work stipend may be available."
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Complete the application below to submit your application for work with Civil Regeneration Fellowship.
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332 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60604
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