Activating Heritage 2023 – March 6



Jill Glenn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois. She spent seventeen years of her career working with Kids Above All, a nonprofit child welfare agency. She is known as a tireless advocate for underserved populations and youth living in out-of-home placements. As the Executive Director of Community Partnerships at The Chicago School for the last sixteen years, Jill continues to spend much of her time building community relationships. Her energy and enthusiasm for building community partnerships comes from her first-hand understanding of how The Chicago School can impact, as well as benefit, from connecting with the community. She lives out her commitment to service having spent several years volunteering in the community as a basketball coach, tutor/mentor, and summer camp counselor. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Kids Rank, an organization that provides support to children of military families. In addition, she spent fifteen years serving as a weekly volunteer at the Sue Duncan Children’s Center, tutoring and mentoring youth from Chicago’s south side. She currently co-leads a weekly teen boys’ workout group at Oakley Square Apartments on the west side. She received a Master of Arts Degree in Social Work from Aurora University. ​​

Khitam Masoud is a first-generation Palestinian immigrant with a unique background in nonprofit management and philanthropy. As the Executive Director at MALA: Muslim American Leadership Alliance, she is working to build a nation-wide community to amplify the legacy and impact of Muslim American cultural heritage and intersectional identity. 

For more than 10 years, she has been on a mission to build compassionate networks of support through mentorship for women and other marginalized communities in the city of Chicago.  Khit’s passion for philanthropy and community building has inspired her to a lifetime of service.  In 2016, she founded her own nonprofit, Blessons for Women, a nonprofit dedicated to providing scholarships towards skilled trades and resources for women. Khitam’s mission has always been to empower others and educate her community in volunteerism.

Youngwoon Han is Senior Organizing Manager at HANA Center. As a community organizer, he helps build power among Korean and Asian American communities and immigrants of color through civic engagement, policy advocacy, and racial and social justice education and training. He previously worked at National Korean American Service and Education Consortium as a policy and organizing coordinator and is a licensed social worker. HANA means one in Korean and he believes that we will be stronger as one.

Moderator: Sarah Cameron – Chicago Cultural Alliance