Youth and Community Empowerment Coalition
Youth Services: Youth Development, Prevention, & Intervention; Family Services; Community Services in Chicago, Il

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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.

Upon completing her graduate studies at Loyola University at Chicago, Lena obtained her Master’s in Social Work, becoming a Licensed Social Worker (LSW), a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), obtained a certification in School Social Work (PEL formerly Type 73) and the 40 hours of training required to work in the Domestic Violence field.  Although Lena has spent most of her social work career as a School Social Worker, she has also worked as a substance abuse counselor as well as a domestic violence counselor.  Her hopes are to utilize her combined 25 years of public service to continue to make a positive impact in the lives of promising and capable youth, families, and the communities where they reside.