MEET OUR STAFF.
James "Major" Adams-Founder
Kenneth Butler- Executive Director
Darryl Gillespie- Director of programs and in Motion in Motion Coordinator
Sherita Butler- Assistant Program Director
Terry Weisinger - Head Maintenance Engineer
E.J. OLLISON JR- Physical Education Developer
Carnell Jackson- Physical Education Developer Aide
Pedro Portillo- Americorp VISTA
MAJOR ADAMS COMMUNITY COMMITTEE
"WHERE KIDS MATTER"
December 1996 – AFTER THE DEPARTURE OF THE HENRY HORNER BOYS & GIRLS CLUB. THREE ORGANIZATIONS (YOUTH SERVICE COMMITEE, HORNER ASSOCIATION OF MEN & CHICAGO AREA PROJECT) JOINED TOGETHER TO OPEN THE MAJOR ADAMS COMMUNITY COMMIITEE NAMED AFTER A SOCIALO SERVICE WORKER WHO HAD BEEN SERVING HENRY HORNER COMMUNITY SINVE 1955
October 2010–AFTER A $2.6 MILLION, 3 YEAR RENOVATION, THE RED RIBBON WAS CUT FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF THE MAJOR ADAMS COMMUNITY COMITTEE
June 2007 –M.A.C.C. FIRST EVER GALA HONORING COMMUNITY LEADERS, ORGANIZERS & SUPER HEROIC EVERY DAY INDIVIDUALS. HONOREES WERE NOMINATED BY A COMMITTEE OF BOARD MEMBERS, RESIDENTS & COMMUNITY LEADERS & INDUCTED INTO THE MACC'S WALL OF FAME. THE FIRST YEARS HONOREES INCLUDED:
Guest speaker was Lt. Governor Louanna Peters and the classy & timeless Richard Steele was the Master of ceremony. OVER 350 WERE IN ATTENDANCE!
February 2012-WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JOAKIM NOAH & THE NOAHS ARC FOUNDATION. THE MACC TEAMED UP TO COLLABORATE & CREATE HEALTHY AND FUN WAYS TO KEEP THE YOUTH ENGAGED IN EDUCATION, ARTS & SPORTS.
Sixty years ago when I first decided to create the Drum & Bugle Corps, I would have never imagined the magnitude of empowerment we would come to have over the community. We flourished from the Henry Horner Boys & Girls Club to a facilty in Honor of myself. With dedicated staff, volunteers, the community and its leaders we are able to service more than 120 school age children per day.
Thanks for the support that’s made it all possible!
Mr. James "Major" Adams
It’s amazing what we can do when we come together.
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Major Adams Community Committee enjoys broad local support.
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