Comer Education Campus is anchored by Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer Middle School, and Gary Comer College Prep.

Comer Education Campus

Comer Education Campus has been recognized as one of the most unique youth-serving organizations in the nation. Located in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, the campus is anchored by the state-of-the-art Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep and Gary Comer Middle School. Programming is offered in three primary categories: academics, enrichment, and college and career preparation.


Rhonda L. Hopps, CFA

Executive Director
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Ayoka Noelle Mota Samuels

Center Director
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Christine Witnik

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Alex Requena

Director of IT
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Shalaura Christmas

Human Resources Manager
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Santrice R. Martin

Director of Advancement
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Will Irvin

Associate Director of Academic & College Prep
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Greg Mooney

Board Chair
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Gary Comer Youth Center works with a range of partners, including private foundations, corporations, government agencies, and community organizations. We rely on a wide array of support and collaboration ranging from local organizations to colleges, universities and companies across the nation.