The Youth and Young Adult division is composed of 9 staff members (6 conduct street outreach to youth ages 14 through 26). 

Kevin Brown, J.D.
Community Services Manager

(847) 442-8042
kebrown@cityofevanston.org

2016 Recipient of the Evanston MashUp "Evanston/Northwestern Catalyst Award" (for the Northwestern/Evanston Skilled Trades Training Program)
2016 Recipient of the Weissbourd-Holmes Family Focus Center "Those Who Make a Difference Award"

Manages the Youth and Young Adult Division and the development and coordination of activities and agency collaborations that are devoted to the welfare and development of youth and young adults. He promotes partnerships between the City, local businesses, and community-based agencies to provide opportunities that enhance youth and young development. His staff actively engages "opportunity youth" in the community through job training and placement, alternative education programs, recreational activities, and civic engagement projects.

Kevin Brown

 

 

Porschia Davis, M.A.
YYA Program Coordinator

(847) 448-8049
pdavis@cityofevanston.org

2016 Recipient of the "Chicago Scholars 35 Under 35 Young Leaders Making an Impact Award"

Manages and coordinates the Youth and Young Adult signature programs, the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program that regularly employs hundreds of youth year-round. She works with community partners to execute the division mission and programming to increase educational and employment awareness and opportunities.

Porschia Davis



Nathan Norman
YYA Assistant Program Coordinator
Outreach Worker Supervisor
(847) 448-8138
nnorman@cityofevanston.org

"I use street outreach as a platform to connect youth to community resources and opportunities that they don't always know are available. I strive to model excellence. I am dedicated to increasing the quality of life for all of Evanston's young people" 

Nathan Norman

Stacey Moragne Sr.
Youth & Young Adult Outreach Worker

(847) 866-5085
smoragne@cityofevanston.org

2014 Recipient of the UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work "Community Achievement Award"

"I believe that the transformation of my life, the fact that people can see actual change, gives hope to others. I have impacted the community in a positive way by helping ex-offenders re-enter society through expunging or sealing their criminal records, which allows them a second change at a productive life"


Lachisa Barton
Youth & Young Adult Outreach Worker

(847) 866-5089
lbarton@cityofevanston.org

"I relate to the youth and assess their needs while building a relationship based on trust and respect. I empower youth to have a voice and teach them how to use that voice to effective communicate with their parents and other adults. I love advocating for youth and being a listening ear when needed"

 

Lachisa Barton

Jermey McCray
Youth & Young Adult Outreach Worker

(847) 418-1034
jemccray@cityofevanston.org

"I became an outreach worker to connect with kids like myself. I work to inspire kids to improve their chances of becoming something positive, ignoring the negative influences of the streets. The City of Evanston's outreach team provides positive outlets for at-risk kids"

Jermey McCray

Kylette Lindsey
Youth & Young Adult Outreach Worker

(847) 866-5084
klindsey@cityofevanston.org

"I am an Evanston native. I have a personal goal to build more leaders and less statistics in our community. I use my position to pay it forward, give back, and buildup young people"

 

Kylette Lindsey

Deanna Howlett
Youth & Young Adult Outreach Worker

(847) 448-8194
dhowlett@cityofevanston.org

"As an outreach worker, I'm in a unique position to serve my community by helping youth realize their own potential and ability to make a change despite adversity. My ultimate goal is to make a positive impact in our young people's lives so that they can then pass that positive influence to their peers. Leaders build leaders" 

Deanna Howlett

Chimere Barton
Youth & Young Adult Outreach
Assistant
(847) 866-5088
cbarton@cityofevanston.org

Chimere Barton

Sharon Johnson
Business Diversity Compliance Officer

(847) 448-8104
shjohnson@cityofevanston.org