Ameena Matthews: On the Front Lines

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  • From Problem to Solution
  • Pardon The Interruption
  • Bringing a Spotlight to the Cause
  • A Mother Figure to Many

Been There, Done That 

Today, on the Southside of Chicago, where Ameena was raised, gangs and guns are commonly at the core of the conflict she sets out to resolve. And it is Matthews' own storied past of being a part of the problem and familiarity with the streets that positions her as an authentic and relatable agent of change for young people. 

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