It’s in with the old (or at least familiar) and in with the new at SWOP these days. Joel Rodriguez rejoins SWOP after being away for a couple of years. While away from SWOP, he was working on community engagement at Gage Park High School. Joel will lead SWOP’s youth leadership development work.
Amanda Reilly joins SWOP as a new organizer. She comes to SWOP from Pennsylvania where she worked as a social worker. Amanda is working on the Reclaiming and Southwest System of Care campaigns.
LaDarius Beal is also a new organizer at SWOP. LaDarius is a pastor in the Church of God in Christ. He will be working on GOTV efforts and the Southwest Corridor Collaborative.
And last, but not least, Monse Ayala joins SWOP as an organizer. She comes to SWOP from Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council where she ran the Hoops in the Hood program. Monse is working with parents and Talman Elementary School and on GOTV efforts.
Please welcome all of these folks to SWOP.