History

"Teach Them How" (TTH) opened its doors in 2004 working with the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide transitional housing for former inmates to become productive members of society.
In keeping with the pace of the changing community that it serves, "Teach Them How" broadened its programmatic initiatives to reach the youth in 2006.  In addition to training, students participated in college campus visits and anti-violence rallies. Exposure to seminars on creating business plans, capacity building and strategic planning allowed them to develop their entrepreneurial skills by creating their own small businesses. A representative sample of the services they provided to the community included lawn care, packing and moving; commercial and residential cleaning, carpet cleaning, along with other services. This high impact work was balanced with fun when the students participated in a play and fashion show.

In 2012, it began restructuring to improve organizational capacity.  Early activities were redesigned as named programs and developed for funding and expansion including:

         1. Eat for Life

         2.  GENERATIONWEALTH

         3.  Urban Visions Chicago (coming summer, 2015)

       

        4. Money  Smart Week


Mentoring-Entrepreneurial Training For Youth in Chicago

Our Vision - is to restore health in inner-city neighborhoods & special needs groups by teaching them how to create self-sustaining lives. 


Our Goal - is to provide innovative programs that revitalizes lives and communities that result in an improved quality of life and translate into societal benefit for all.


Board Members

President

Denise Rembert


One of the best life skills is knowing how to manage money. Whether it's to set up your own business or managing your personal funds. With a sound foundation, learning to budget, having resources: opening a savings and checking account. The importance of a 401K and/or having an IRA. Goal setting and knowing what steps are needed to get you there - these are building blocks in being a responsible adult.I have worked with disadvantaged youth

I have also worked with students through Junior Achievement and with my experience as being a personal banker. I believe I can help with Money Management skills.


Vice President

Trina MaCarthy

I have worked in management for over twelve years. I consider it a privilege to aide this non-profit with my expertise to further it's mission.


Treasurer

Paul Perry 

Tax accountant, has been providing a full range of tax services since 1993. Paul Perry, the principal of New Link tax provider has over 30 years’ experience. AAIME Business Association. Volunteers with “Teach Them How” as treasure.


Secretary

Lynn Banks

Customer Service Insurance Professional with 27 years of experience in a fast paced/high volume call center, recognized for results achieved in communications, problem solving/decision making, contribution, quality of work, and accountability. Have a proven track record of having the highest percentage of calls and enjoy helping people by showing genuine interest and listening to them and this enable me to reach the person’s heart.




Executive Director

Clotiel Cameron

Has been in the field of community and economic development for fifteen years. Beginning as a case manager in Chicago, her skill set has grown to encompass, weight loss programs, teaching youth entrepreneurial skills, but not limited to. Founder of “Teach Them How”, a non-profit organization that provides powerful alternatives that nurtured self-love, self-respect and self-discipline among youth and families in an effort to reduce the likelihood of recidivism. State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulator License

Facilitator for the Chicago Police Department

Juvenile Intervention & Support Center Community Volunteer for Victim/ Offender Conferencing Training

Restorative Justice /Mediation Training

Mentor at Elementary Schools in Chicago

Treasurer of the Roseland Community Collaborative Non Profit Organization

Participated in 2010 Census Poetry Slam with “NAACP”

Vice President- Roseland Community Collaborative

Hired and mentored twenty youth between the ages of 18-23 and every since then


Member of the Roseland Community Chamber of Commerce

Green Sustainability Certification

Partnership for a Better Roseland with Northwestern University








 








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