Conversations With The Citizen

The Pierce Twins

The Pierce Twins joined us this week for another episode of Conversations with the Citizen. Kyra and Phallon Pierce, known as the Pierce Twins, are the founder of Positive Change Charities. Their mission of getting books by and about diverse people into the hands of school-aged children has been a success thus far. Giving thousands of books away to date. The girls are recipients of a State of Illinois Grant of a $100,000. Funds from the grant will be used towards their goal of giving away 100,000 books.

Leon Walker DL3 Realty Advisors

Leon Walker of DL3 Realty Advisors joined us in studio today for another episode of "Conversations With The Citizen". Leon is the Founder and CEO of DL3 Realty Advisors. Walker believes you can do well by doing good. Walker has been very busy working across Chicago building building and creating jobs and initiatives that will help those in the Black and brown community to realize their dreams.

Nicole Taylor- One Goal

Nicole Taylor Joins us for this week's Conversation with the Citizen. Nicole Taylor is the Director of Site Director Coaching on the National Program Team at One Goal. Taylor spent years working with CPS and Charter Schools.

Emmy Award Winning Journalist Adrienne Bankert

Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Adrienne Bankert join us in studio today for another episode of "Conversations With The Citizen". Adrienne is the o-host of NewsNation's Morning in America and the author of "Your Hidden Superpower."

Nicole Hunter

Nicole Hunter joined Conversation with the Citizen to talk about the program she started to teach and to engage children with special needs. Nicole is the founder of Limes Smiles for Miles, a pilot program that she launched this year, which is an outdoor gardening program for children with Autism and Down Syndrome.

Juan Calixto-CCLF

Conversations with the Citizen welcomes Juan Calixto, V.P. of External Relations for The Chicago Community Loan Fund. Juan shared with the audience how CCLF is making it happen for entrepreneurs and individuals in the Black and Brown community by saying yes to the loan process and are doing away with redlining for loans and making the process of owning that business and property a reality. If you are interested in making your dreams of home ownership, or becoming a business owner and have a dream that you want to see come alive check out CCLF by contacting them at: Chicago Community Loan Fund (312) 252-0440.

Stitch Me Apparel

Conversations with the Citizen, welcomes Brenda Nelson to today's episode. Nelson is the owner of Stitch Me Apparel, a company she founded in 2010. Stitch Me Apparel helps company's and individuals promote their brands to signature items such as T-shirt's and other signage type items. Brenda thanked JP Morgan Chase Founders for the opportunity of being a part of their 2023 cohort initiative. For more information visit:

Dr. Romona E. Jackson-James

Conversations with the Citizen welcomes Dr. Ramona E. Jackson-James. James is the President of the National Council of Negro Women Chicago Central Section. The National Council of Negro Women was founded in 1935 by Dr. Mary McLeod-Bethune. The Chicago Central Section was founded in 2010.

Grant A Wsh

Conversation with the Citizen welcomes Vital Thomas is President of Grant A Wish, to the show. Vital runs GAW an organization that his mother, Anne Blair, founded in 1981. GAW is making a difference in the community, feeding over 150 thousands family. Outside of feeding the needy they provide service for Mother's. GAW is a resourceful organization and they can always use donation and in-kind gifts. Get involved, visit their website for more information:

In His Hands-Nyko Farmer

Conversations with the Citizen welcomed Nykoa Farmer, Founder of "In His Hands Resource Center. With only 3 years in existent IHH Resource Center has made an impact on families across the State of Illinois by providing meals and resources to keep whole and as a unit. If its been help with utilities to rent and food, IHH Resource Center have been that vital connection for families especially during the height of the Pandemic. In His Hands Resource Center Inc. is a Charitable Organization headquartered in Calumet City with resources that are not limited to once section of town or zip code. Visit their webiste at:, and see how you can make a donation or get help during hardship.