Lena Moore- LSW, CADC, PEL (formerly Type 73)- Lena’s interest in serving promising and capable youth and families has been a life-long dream of hers. Her personal experience growing up as a so-called troubled and at-risk youth as well as being a single teen mother, compelled her to want to be a voice and an advocate for those who suffered the same pain and hopelessness she felt growing up in a tumultuous home environment. After working, since a teenager, in the medical field for over 15 years in various roles and positions, Lena could no longer deny her purpose that was waiting and calling for her. So she took a leap of faith and decided to go back to school and pursue a career as a Social Worker.
Youth and Community Empowerment Coalition (YCEC) is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and we are focused on empowering promising and capable youth and families in order that they might overcome barriers that lead them to cycles of poverty, violence, and drugs. We seek to promote and engage in youth development, strengthening families, and community building by providing holistic social and educational services with the highest levels of quality to youth and families who reside in Chicago, Il.