SAVING OURSELVES BY SAVING OUR YOUTH

 

Mission

State of Emerge-A-City (SOE) partners with local organizations, schools and churches to deliver cultured experiences, mentoring, and community-impact projects. It is the goal of SOE to restore value & quality of life to under-served youth by empowering our participants to become advocates of positive social change.

Vision

State of Emerge-A-City, NFP believes that every young person, everywhere deserves to live a life full of opportunities, happiness, peace and well-being.  SOE desires to reverse the acceptance of violence by challenging perceptions, and hopelessness.  

Purpose

State of Emerge-A-City (SOE) works to decrease violence by elevating one's mindset through exposure to a better way of living. SOE's purpose is to inspire social change, promote philanthropy and broaden the horizons of marginalized youth, to realize their full potential. We are committed to facilitating an environment for personal growth, with the primary transformation being the mentality shift from victim to victor.

What We Do

State of Emerge-A-City (SOE) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that declares a need for immediate support to high-crime, low-income communities suffering from human-made disaster and civil unrest; similar to a

"State of Emergency."

SOE promote the belief that if everyone makes one small contribution towards this mission, we will see big transformations, positive impacts and a decrease in violence. Our program enlightens our participants and the community on core values of unity, conflict resolution, self-empowerment, leadership, philanthropy, social change, spiritual growth and positive over negative dispositions, among other vital life skills. SOE instill our core values into our participants through fun outings, club meetings and immediate rewards for achieving their goals. SOE is committed to empowering youth through exposure to a better way of living and constructive behavior. 

This organization is designed to get our youth excited about life and their future. Every program has educational value and life skills to empower our youth using curriculum rooted in leadership development and social consciousness. Supporting the supreme goal of decreasing violence and creating social advancement that offers an equitable opportunity for underrepresented communities to achieve  their highest aspirations and goals!

 
 
 

Board of Directors

MaCassa Johnson- PRESIDENT
MaCassa Johnson- PRESIDENT

MaCassa Johnson Founded State of Emerge-A-City (SOE) in 2016. She holds a degree in Sociology and has worked in the social service sector for over a decade. MaCassa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Chicago State University and obtaining a Masters in Community & Economic Development from Penn State University.

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Bernadette Johnson-TREASUER
Bernadette Johnson-TREASUER

Bernadette Johnson-Banks has over 25 years of experience working for Cook County school districts as an Administrator. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Bernadette brings her work experience with disciplinary and behavioral issues of adolescents in the educational system, along with her personal experience, to the Organization’s efforts.

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Geraldine Winfrey
Geraldine Winfrey

Board Member

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Philip Egler
Philip Egler

Philip Egler graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Science in Psychology. He is a father, a mentor and passionate about bringing progressive change by aiding youth. Philip is also a musician, songwriter, producer & musical engineer.

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Catherine Pierson- BOARD MEMBER
Catherine Pierson- BOARD MEMBER

Catherine Pierson is the Director of Volunteer and Community Relations at The Leadershop, a nonprofit focusing on developing community leaders. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Iowa. Catherine brings decades of nonprofit work experience in community development to the Organization’s efforts.

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MaCassa Johnson
President

Bernadette Banks

Treasurer

Geraldine Winfrey

Board Member 

Philip Egler

Board Member

Cathy Pierson

Advisory Member 

2021 Board Meeting Schedule

Saturday, July 10th                     10:00am - 12:00pm

Saturday, October 9th                 10:00am - 12:00pm 

  • Board meetings are open to public unless indicated as 'CLOSED'

  • Meetings are held quarterly on the third Saturday at the LaGrange Library: 

10 W. Cossitt Ave, La Grange, IL ​

*Meeting Schedule subject to change

EVENTS

2021 Calendar of Events


June
EAL Summer Camp

July
Emerge-A-Leader Workshops(14-19yrs old)

August

"A Wave of Change" 

Pool Party Fundraiser

 

 
October
TBA
November
Giving Tuesday
December
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Chicago Mayor Lightfoot
Chicago Mayor Lightfoot
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Emerge-A-Leader flyer 2020
Emerge-A-Leader flyer 2020
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jump
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Senator Dick Durkin
Senator Dick Durkin
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Yoga
Yoga
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Go Apes Obstacle Course
Go Apes Obstacle Course
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iHeart Media Chicago
iHeart Media Chicago
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Air Traffic Tower-Midway Airport
Air Traffic Tower-Midway Airport
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Founder & Val
Founder & Val
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WGCI studio
WGCI studio
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107.5 WGCI
107.5 WGCI
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Excel Academy-Englewood
Excel Academy-Englewood
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Airport Fire Department
Airport Fire Department
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Airport Fire Deptment
Airport Fire Deptment
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Harvey Police Department
Harvey Police Department
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Harvey Booking Station
Harvey Booking Station
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Celebrity Sprite Lounge
Celebrity Sprite Lounge
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Field Trip
Field Trip
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Dance Studio
Dance Studio
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Treetop Obstacle Course
Treetop Obstacle Course
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Contact

1136 S. Delano Court West

Suite B201

Chicago, IL 60605

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T  855. SOE. 3111 (855.763.3111)

F  312.873.3957

contactsoecity@gmail.com

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