Thank you for being people of faith, substance and social change.

Partners in attendance at the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders were: Chairman of Coalition and Director for the City of Chicago, Dr. Ahmad Djangi; Secretary of Coalition and Associate Publisher for the Austin Weekly Newspaper, Ms. Dawn Ferencak; Honorable Clerk of Cook County Circuit Court Dorothy Brown and her Community Representative Ms. Treana Johnson; Mr. Ronald Beauchamp of the Office of Asst. Majority Leader and Chair of the Illinois Joint Caucus; Senator Kimberly Lightford; Mr. Vance Henry, Deputy Chief of Staff for City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; Ms. Maria Cleveland of the 28th Ward Alderman Jason Ervin; Ms. Qiana Bradley of the 29th Ward Alderman Chris Taliaferro; Mr. David Ever of the 1st Cook County Office of Pro Temp Robert Steele; Mr. Lafayette Ford, Community Liaison for Chicago Public School and our Parent Cafe and University; Deputy Chief of the 11th District Chicago Police Department Mr. James Jones; CAP Officers, Mr. Tony Henry, Ms. Yesenia Rodriquez, Ms. Velda Brunner, Sgt. Roger Powell presenting Commander Dwayne Betts of the 15th District; Chicago Park District Representatives, Mr. Derrick Faulkner and Mr. Arthur Richardson; Luther Syas representing Albert Orsello of Prevention Partner and the Chicago Height and Great Lake Drug Free Community DFC Coalition; Coalition Trainer, Mr. Tracy Johnson; Listening and Public Policy Co-Chairman, Mrs. Trina Hill; Camelot Academy (School), Ms. Kim Sinclair; Queen Collette Carter of the Order of Eastern Stars; Garfield Park Business, Health Sectors Partner, Ms. Janice Henry of Loretto Hospital; Ms. Karen Calhoun of Mt. Sinai Hospital; Milton Johnson representing Dr. Rashid Saafir of the Bobby E. Wright Center; Ms. Angela Taylor of the Garfield Park Community Council; Ms. Deborah Williams of Provision Consulting; Vice President of Fathers Who Care, Mr. Alex Roseborough; West Garfield Park Youth Council President, Vernisha Jones and Secretary, Ms. Kianna Spearman; Mr. Billy McFarland of City Colleges of Chicago; Business Owner Mr. Gus Rickette of Uncle Remus and our Servant Leader/Director Rev. Walter Amir Jones, Jr.  

Needless to say, we had a very powerful and motivational meeting on January 06, 2016.  It is because of people like yourselves, that we will continue to promote a safe and drug free community for our children, via networking and seriously supporting the collective efforts of each Community Stakeholder.

The West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders is a consortium of residents, agencies, churches, elected officials, law enforcement, and businesses who work together to improve the quality of life on the West Side. We are actively engaged in efforts to prevent substance abuse by young people and to end youth violence.  
Our Community Empowerment and Unification meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month, at 6:00 pm. SHARP at 4540 West Washington Blvd. in Chicago.   
Everyone is always welcome to attend, if you are concerned with the future of the West Garfield Park Community and the welfare of its residents.   

If you’re interested in joining the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders, please contact: Rev. Walter Jones, Director of the West Garfield Park Community Stakeholders at 773-287-5821 or email

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