We are founders, teachers and community organizers committed to building a brighter tomorrow. 


 

Beth Bond

FOUNDER

I founded Community Startups, connecting Chicago Public School students with professional mentors, tech hubs and Chicago city partners, to create businesses that help solve BIG problems.

 
 
 
 
 

Kaitlin Kenny

Director of Education

With over 7 years working in Education, I believe in the ideas of our students to create a brighter future. Investing in their growth and understanding of community issues empowers creativity and problem-solving.  

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Evelyn Merlos

community outreach

In my work with community organizations and youth, I've experienced first-hand the power of mentorship to cultivate leaders. 

 
 
 

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

 
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Sandee Kastrul

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Alexandra Garza