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IMPACT FAMILY CENTER
Inspiring. Motivating. Making Change
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
Allena Robinson
Board president, Allena Robinson, is the lead teacher at the Chicago Public High School Air Force Academy in Chicago's Bridgeport community. She teaches journalism and EnglishShe is very active with her students by supervising some after school programs and different clubs at Air Force. Robinson is currently pursuing her master’s degree in education to one day become a principal. Robinson is a Chicago native. She was born on the Southside to single-parent Marsha Eaglin. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from the University of Missouri Columbia. 
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
Kari Meyer
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
Journalist, Marsha J. Eaglin, founder of IMPACT Family Center, developed her passion for the Roseland community of Chicago while attending church in the area for three decades. Her empowering teaching/motivation abilities, passion for helping of youth and families, and dedication to making a difference using her expertise in media communications, has touched thousands of lives in the past three decades. At IMPACT, she is the chief executive officer, editor/publisher of Our Voice: A Teen’s Perspective, and executive producer of documentaries ...more 
Founder & CEO
Marsha Eaglin, M.Ed.
President
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
Jerryl Ewing
Secretary, Jerryl Ewing is the Behavioral Health Operations Manager at Foothill Community Health Center in San Jose, CA. He oversees a team of Behavioral Health Clinician’s that treat the underserved population in both clinic and school based settings. Jerryl is a Chicago native that is currently pursuing his PhD in Business and Positive Psychology in hopes of using his psychology background to better train others in the service of giving back to the community and understanding behaviors. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health Administration from Grand Valley State University.
Secretary
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
Corey Hardiman
Chicago community activist and Morehouse College alumnus Corey Hardiman is on the board of directors here at IMPACT. His work in the community stemming all the way from high school and, then, being fueled through IMPACT led him to start his own non-profit. Hardiman is the CEO of HOPE Dealers Inc. The organization combats social injustices and empowers families in the to become civically engaged. He is currently completing his last semester of graduate school at Concordia University- River Forest, where he is obtaining his Masters of Arts in Urban Education Curriculum and Policy.
Director
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
Tarita "Rita" James

Lead Mentor
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
Jeremy Banks
Jeremy Banks is an accomplished business professional and honor student from the city of Chicago. He is an alumnus of the University of Illinois’ College of ACES in Champaign-Urbana. Banks graduated in 2012 with honors. He received a master’s degree two years later in business administration from National Louis University in 2015, while also graduating with honors. Banks shares his time between five service-dedicated organizations. He recently joined IMPACT this year. "I'm looking to create leaders who appreciate and monetize their free thought". 
Mentor
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
Alex Hernandez
​Alex Hernandez is an independent journalist based out of Chicago. He was born and raised in the "Windy City", and he loves to ride his Vespa when he gets a chance. Currently, he contributes to The Chicago Tribune, City Bureau, 90 Days, 90 Voices, and a few other publications. Hernandez is joined the team last summer and has become the primary DME-1 instructor. 
Digital Media Instructor
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
Aaron Williams

Digital Media Instructor
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
​A 21-year-old University of Illinois student is going “all out” to make a difference on Chicago’s south side. Matthew Eaglin-Daniels is an entrepreneur, broadcast journalism student, musician, mentor, and visionary. He is using his gifts and talents to help push some of Chicago’s youth through the doors of success here at IMPACT. He's served the organization for more than ten years along his mother's side. Eaglin will graduate from U. of I. in December and plans to start his career then ...more
Digital Media Instructor 
Jerryl Ewing, M.A. Grand Valley State University
​Rashaud Bell is an IMPACT alumnus of 10 years and is a dedicated servant to the cause. Raised by a single mother, Rashaud over came many obstacles and challenges during his childhood, and he is dedicated to making sure youth have an opportunity to grow and reach their full potential , just as he did. His ability to relate to youth makes our team strong and inclusive. He is currently working on his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration.
Special Events Instructor
Rashaud Bell
Matthew Eaglin-Daniels
Kari Meyer
Vice President
Chicago native, Deanna Davis, joined IMPACT Family Center in 2014 as a parent originally, but now she serves as an active volunteer, resident military veteran, staff member, and clinical counselor. She is a graduate of Percy L. Julian High School and Chicago State University. After she received her associate’s degree, she enlisted into the United States Navy, serving a total of six years. As a mother of a child with special needs, she advocates for the rights of youth as it relates to educational, social emotional, and safety against urban violence. 
Receptionist
Deanna Davis