Executive Director, Becky Raymond Executive Director, Becky Raymond

Becky Raymond has nineteen years of experience in adult literacy, garnered while living in Louisiana, San Francisco and Chicago. She has worked with community colleges, library-based programs, community-based organizations and supportive housing facilities. Before becoming CCLC’s inaugural Executive Director, she worked for the Jane Addams Resource Corporation, Literacy Works and ProLiteracy America. Becky can be reached at (312) 690-4253 or via email at becky@chicagocitywideliteracy.org.

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Dena Giacometti has been in the field of adult education for more than seven years. Most recently, she has served as the Adult Education Department Director at Centro Romero. In addition to administering adult education programs, Dena has been an Illinois Association of Continuing and Adult Educators (IACEA) board member and has chaired the Area Planning Council #508 of the Illinois Community College Board since 2016. She was named the Beyond Books Adult Education Provider of the Year by the Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition also in 2016. She may be reached at dena@chicagocitywideliteracy.org and (312) 690-4761.

IMGL6837-web Career Pathways Navigator, Robert Guzman

Since 2014, Robert Guzman has been implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), as a Safer Foundation Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Intern, a Career Coach at Aunt Martha’s, and a Career Counselor at Alternative Schools Network. As the Career Pathways Navigator at the Coalition, Robert will be ensuring that individuals with low skills on the south and west sides of Chicago can access career pathways – with a special focus on helping learners at local adult basic education organizations. Robert is currently working on his Masters of Business Administration from Governors State University and holds a Bachelors in Criminal Justice from Chicago State University. He may be reached at robert@chicagocitywideliteracy.org and (312) 659-1520.

CityKey Campaign Manager, Janece Ortiz

Janece has a wealth of knowledge and a strong background in community outreach and engagement that she garnered while working at Northwestern University, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and Metropolitan Family Services. Janece oversees CCLC’s role as a Delegate Agency for the Office of the City Clerk’s CityKey Community Outreach and Program Enrollment Services.  As a Delegate Agency, CCLC engages our network of providers to help Chicagoans obtain a CityKey (Municipal ID) card. Janece has Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Administration from Adler University. Janece can be reached at janece@chicagocitywideliteracy.org or at 312.982.4344.

IMGL6816-web Program Associate (Literacy Volunteers of Illinois), Temothy Potts

Temothy has been very active in community and social issues for over 20 years. He will use his technology and communications skills to empower adult learners and strengthen the work of our members. Fun fact: Temothy is a spoken word poet! temothy@chicagocitywideliteracy.org.

Communications Associate, Jazmine Salas Senior Communications Associate, Jazmine Salas

Jazmine recently received her A.M. from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration with a specialization in Poverty and Inequality. Most recently, Jazmine worked at the Grassroots Collaborative where she was responsible for creating digital content like infographics on the budget impasse, social media posts about direct actions, and an animated video on income inequality and progressive revenue solutions in Illinois. At the Coalition, she will be responsible for crafting the newsletter and managing our social media accounts. She may be reached at jazmine@chicagocitywideliteracy.org and (312) 259-3023.