Bobbi Ball – Executive Director and Founder

PICB affordable housing

Bobbi Ball consults regularly with executives from a variety of fields to help create synergistic solutions to housing and community-impacting problems. She serves on the Board of Directors for Elliott Donnelley Youth Centers, one of the oldest youth centers in Chicago that began in 1956. She has been instrumental in soliciting financial and human service support from United Airlines and other corporations for a broad range of community service initiatives. In 2000, she worked diligently to make the Chicago/Osaka Sister Cities International program a success. Since then she has served on the Youth Impact committee at United Way.

She has lectured at various institutions including Elmhurst College, Burroughs School, and Corpus Attucks School on the importance of commitment to education and career development in ones chosen field of interest. She is a member of the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC), her role is that of an advocate of the communities in Chicago for the establishment and maintenance of CDBG government-assisted programs and services that can realistically achieve defined goals and objectives and provide the decision makers with advantage of its first-hand knowledge of community facts, experiences, perceptions, and opinions.

Members of the CDAC Committee are chosen from among City of Chicago residents nominated by the community and citywide organizations. Nominees are selected in a manner to assure the committee reflects the demographic mixture of the City of Chicago.

Born in Chicago, Illinois she now lives with her two children and pet Boston Terrier in Bronzeville. Bobbi’s volunteering and community services are priorities in her life. She is dedicated to improving the lives of people who are financially challenged in the city of Chicago.

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