Kyle Mahoney recently joined our staff as our Human Service Program Coordinator for the North Region of Chicago, managing projects as varied as Drake Gardens, Lakeview Pantry West, Inspiration Cafe, and Library Maintenance.

Hello Chicago Cares volunteers! I’m honored to have recently joined the CCI staff as a member of the Human Service team. Me in a nutshell: 23-years-old, born and raised in Dallas, TX (yes, I have an accent, but I’ll only use it if you ask nicely). I moved to Grand Rapids, MI after graduating high school to attend Aquinas College. While there, I studied English, Philosophy, Sculpture, and Environmental Science.
I planned on applying to law school, but becoming a mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program my junior year pretty much rocked my world, so I decided to serve for a year as an AmeriCorps member instead. I completed my term of service this June with City Year Chicago, where I planned large one-time service events for fellow AC members and Chicago residents alike. 
Working primarily on the North and Northwest sides of Chicago, I’m elated about the opportunity to benefit the neighborhoods in which I live and spend my leisure time. It’s a rare privilege to feel so intricately connected to a community (or multiple communities) on such a micro level – especially in Chicago, where there are serious needs everywhere one looks. Specifically, my goal is to form connections between our community partners – an organic garden and a food pantry, for instance – so they may become resources for each other.