Common Connections Foundation is a multidisciplinary community nonprofit organization that empowers our Chicago communities by identifying and utilizing our common connections for social change creating a united voice, presence and progress for all.
M I S S I O N Connect, unite, uplift and serve our Chicago communities for justice, equality, social progress and change
V I S I O N A unified global community legacy of healing through justice, equality and progress
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T E A M W O R K
O U R H I S T O R Y Common Connections Foundation is rooted in service to others. The basis of our work is derived from sociology, psychology, law, history, the arts and culture and faith to address the needs of underserved youth, families and individuals. Our work is a call to unite based on common experiences, interests, needs and above all a passion to promote the goodness and kindness of humanity across communities. Common Connections Foundation was founded in December of 2018 and began actively serving the community in the spring of 2017.
B O A R D O F D I R E C T O R S
Common Connections Foundation consists of five board members whom serve primarily in an advisory capacity. Our 2021-2024 strategic plan includes recruitment, transitions, and development of an advisory board, auxiliary board and ambassadors. As we continue to advance in our mission, we look forward to sharing our progress and welcoming community minded individuals aligned with our values to potentially join us.
Alison Jenkins Founder
Millennial granddaughter of Mississippi sharecroppers and child of deaf adults, Chicago south side native Alison Jenkins is dedicated to uplifting and serving the South Shore community she was born and raised in and beyond!