COMEUNITY Based Solutions believes, “There are many leverage points that directly impact the health of a community and its assets.”
Our founder is deeply rooted in the health and nutrition for youth. He advocates for interventions that seek to change policies and systems, helping youth become better learners.
Our founder starred as Mr. Robinson in the University of Chicago’s Center for Community Health and Vitality Studies: It Shoudda Been Me.
This acclaimed theatrical production engaged Southside residents to discuss topics about how caretakers identify the need for mental health services for youth; how services can be obtained; what stigmas are associated with these services and how to change perception; and finally recommendations on identifying post traumatic stress disorder, violence, depression, and grief symptoms.
Since its inception, the production has been seen citywide and in other states.
Our founder oversaw key strategies in Auburn Gresham’s Quality of Life plan revealing a more in-depth focus on health and wellness to include capacity building, a reduction in recidivism, and neighborhood safety – especially for youth. As such, he formed of a local community watch team manned by former military veterans. This launch gave birth to the City of Chicago’s Community Watch program.