Equity & Empowerment for Evanston Families (EEEF) is a 501(c)(3) Not For Profit. EEEF recognizes the value of Evanston families that have been unfairly marginalized by structural racism. Rather than fix or save them, we choose to serve them so that they may reach their fullest potential despite the systemic racism and implicit bias they encounter on a daily basis.
Evanston has seen an inexcusable rise in homicides that have taken far too many lives of young Black men in recent years so the initial focus of EEEF is on serving Black males. Camp Kuumba is the launching point for a series of free programs that will provide year-round support and mentorship. From after school programs that emphasize academics to weekend immersion programs that introduce elementary and middle school age children to opportunities they will have at ETHS, to reading programs for toddlers, these programs will open doors that have far too often been reserved for predominantly white families in Evanston. As Equity & Empowerment for Evanston Families develops, additional programs will be created to better serve Black females and LatinX families in Evanston.
Board of Directors: Kevin Augusta, Liz Brieva, Franz Calixte, Terrence Doby, Matt Driscoll, Correa Edwards, Clarinda Harbison, Louis Jones Jr, Chris Livatino, Necus Mayne, Jermey Mccray, Rudy Meo, Carolyn O’Connell, Carlton Rosemond
Executive Director: Greg Taylor