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Melvin Thompson

Executive Director

Melvin Thompson is the Executive Director of the Endeleo Institute. After spending nearly two decades in the civic, private, and nonprofit world, he truly knows how to connect the dots in forging powerful relationships across multiple sectors for the betterment of Far South Side communities. The consummate relationship-builder, he spearheaded a community-driven,  $10M restoration of the Carter G. Woodson Regional Library and was instrumental in recasting it as the City of Chicago’s first Dementia-friendly Library. 

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Tee Slatton

Administrative Executive 

Toscnellis (Tee) Slatton serves as our Administrative Executive/Accounting Officer. In this role, she is responsible for providing accounting, clerical, and data maintenance interface for the accounting support team for accurate receivables and payables and assisting with yearly budget preparation and the annual audit. Toscnellis wears a second hat as the Grant Manager of TRIO Upward Bound.  She has organized and presented at various workshops for the Endeleo Institute and Chicago Community Trust.

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Carole Jacobs

Director of Education

Carole Jacobs serves as our Director of Education and Project Director of TRIO Upward Bound, one of the largest grants awarded to Endeleo Education. In 2015, she was selected to present a workshop for graduating seniors at the White House for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Beating the Odds Summit.

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