Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside (ONE Northside) is a community organization resulting from the merger of Lakeview Action Coalition and Organization of the Northeast. Together, ONE and LAC have a history of nearly 60 years of powerful and effective community organizing. ONE Northside started on July 1, 2013.

ONE Northside organizes people from over 100 institutions, as well as individual community residents, from Rogers Park, Edgewater, Uptown, Ravenswood, North Center, Lake View, and Lincoln Park.

Mission: ONE Northside is a mixed-income, multi-ethnic, intergenerational organization that unites our diverse communities. We build collective power to eliminate injustice through bold and innovative community organizing. We accomplish this through developing grassroots leaders and acting together to effect change.

Vision: We envision a diverse, united North Side of Chicago acting powerfully for our shared values of racial, social, and economic justice in communities where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Organizing Neighborhoods for Equality: Northside is an organization that brings people together based on our shared values:

  • We value diversity. We believe that we all benefit from the racial, ethnic, religious, economic, gender, sexual, and age diversity in our communities. That diversity will be represented in the organization and will make us more powerful and effective.

  • We value justice. We believe there is no equality without justice. When we speak about justice, we are talking about fair treatment of and access for all people regardless of race, gender identity, economic status, age, and sexual identity.

  • We value leadership development. We believe leaders are made, not born, and anyone is capable of becoming a leader. We believe that developing grassroots leadership is essential to building power and making positive change in our community.

  • We value people power. We believe power is simply the ability to act, and through organizing we bring people together and build collective power.

Our Board of Directors


Jessica Ames, Co-President

Parent Mentors

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Rev. Lindsey Joyce, Co-President

United Church of Rogers Park

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Lesley Showers, Treasurer

Institute of Cultural Affairs

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Michael Aguhar, Secretary

Individual Member

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Mothership Baby Bubba

Individual Member

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Lamont Burnett

Individual Member

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Angie Lobo

Individual Member

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Veronica Nabor

Centro Romero

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The Night Ministry

Our Staff

Ruth Campos

Ruth Campos

Environmental Justice Organizer

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Ebony DeBerry

Program Manager for Educational Initiatives

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Hannah Gelder

Organizing Director
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Dordie Hester

Housing Justice Organizer

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Jesse Hoyt

Executive Director

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Seri Lee

Deputy Organizing Director

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Marie Rowley

Communications and Grants Manager

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Derrick Turner


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Arieh Venick

Housing Justice Organizer

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Becky Wanberg

Operations Manager
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Max Yenkin

Lead Organizer

Parent Mentor Program

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Nellie Moreno

Parent Mentor Coordinator

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Jasmine Qureshi

Parent Mentor Coordinator

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Shamim Zafar

Parent Mentor Coordinator

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ShaRon Kemrah

Parent Mentor Coordinator

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Miryam Steffens

Parent Mentor Coordinator

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Griselda Rodriguez

Parent Mentor Coordinator

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April Harris

Parent Mentor Coordinator

Communities Partnering 4 Peace

Violence Prevention Program, Rogers Park & Uptown


Rolando Cabrera

CP4P Outreach Worker

Khalil Cromwell

Khalil Cromwell

CP4P Outreach Worker

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Darrell Dacres

CP4P Program Manager

Omar Dacres

Omar Dacres

CP4P Victim Advocate

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Zerell Davis

CP4P Program Supervisor


Isaac Dickson

CP4P Case Manager

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Deion Geiger

CP4P Outreach Worker

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Ledarrel Goss El

CP4P Outreach Worker

Hyrin Owens

CP4P Case Manager


Adrian Martinez

CP4P Outreach Worker

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