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About Us – Strategic Human Services and North Lawndale Community News

The North Lawndale Community News is published weekly by Strategic Human Services. Our purpose is to help inform our community on resources, events, and issues relevant to them and our neighboring communities.

Our community includes those who live, work, worship in, and/or care about North Lawndale and the surrounding communities. Our focus is on positive, productive solutions, that will improve the lifestyle of our community members.

Board of Directors:

  • Chairman: Frank Bass
  • Treasurer: Marlo Kemp
  • Secretary: Carolyn Lewis
  • Director: Dr. Betty J. Allen Green
  • Director: Darren Tillis
  • Director: Dennis Deer
  • Director: Betty Mason
  • Director: Creative Scott
  • Director: Marlone Finley
  • Director: Norman Baldwin
  • Founding Former Board of Directors: Larry Leonard, Rev. Vivian Lewis
  • Advisory Board: Cong. Danny K. Davis, Rev. Randall Harris, Fred Mitchell, Laura Washington, Susan Munro, Marta Foster, Margaret Davis, Larry Leonard
  • Consulting Editors and Writers: Nicholas Short, Travles Lane, Tali Bakhit, Valerie Leonard, , David Schultz, Mary Moran, David Tenario, Guillermo Martinez
  • Founding CEO & Publisher: Isaac Lewis, Jr.
  • Production/Layout Coordinator: Marquita Ware
  • (Information Technology) Manager: Ronnie Allen
  • Staff Accountant: Kelly Florian
  • Resource Project Director: John Moore
  • Website Consultant: Lamont Simmons
  • Photography: Community members and writers Strategic Door to Door Distribution (Weekly) Community Youth Circulation: 15,000 copies
  • Drop Site Distribution: Jodie Burks, Kelton Webb, Demonta Patterson, Rockeal Franklin, and Latrel White. Distributed weekly over 325 dropsites, and over 340,685 potential readers throughout North and South Lawndale, East and West Garfield, Humboldt Park, Austin, Pilsen and the Near West Communities.
  • Weekly Mail Subscription Rates: $30.00 for 3 months. $50.00 for 6 months $80.00 for 1 year $140.00 for 2 years

For Advertisement Rates and all other inquiries contact us at: North Lawndale Community News 5650 W Madison St, Chicago, IL 60644 Cell 773-576-1011 Phone: 773-940-1953 Fax:773-940-2033 Website:,

The North Lawndale Community News was started with a grant from the North Lawndale Small Grants Initiative later renamed the Small Grants Human Development Corporation, and the Steans Family Foundation in 1999. Circulation 15,000 copies per publication