October 24, 2022 //

Leslé Honoré

Leslé Honoré was recently appointed CEO of Urban Gateways in 2022. Leslé is a Blaxican poet, activist, and published author. In her poetry and personal life, she helps youth find …

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July 26, 2022 //

Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown joined Urban Gateways in Summer 2022. She was born and raised in Upstate NY where she received a degree in Arts Administration but has called Chicago home for …

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June 23, 2022 //

Justus White

Justus White is a Cabrini Green raised filmmaker, photo/video producer, and Christian content creator. He previously spent his high school summers attending Urban Gateways Summer program where he studied film …

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April 14, 2022 //

Kylah Frye

A Chicago native, Kylah Frye joined Urban Gateways in the spring of 2022. She began her journey in arts education and outreach as an apprentice artist over 20 years ago …

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April 7, 2022 //

Danny Nally

Danny Nally is Street Level’s Facilities Coordinator. In addition to their Street Level duties, Danny is the Marketing Chair of Chicago’s Hairpin Arts Center. Prior to working with nonprofits they …

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December 17, 2021 //

Ty’Kira Smalls

Ty’Kira Smalls is an avid consumer of film/television, which led to her attending Columbia College Chicago to receive her BA in Cinema Art and Science. As a zealous writer, she …

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December 10, 2021 //

Audrey Catalano

Audrey Catalano joined Urban Gateways in the fall of 2021. She has spent most of her career in Chicago as an arts educator after receiving her degrees in Theater and Linguistics …

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November 30, 2021 //

Dawn Bless

Dawn Bless recently joined Urban Gateways in fall of 2021. She has been part of the arts education field since 2007. After earning a B.S. Degree in Public Relations in …

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January 16, 2019 //

Jeremy Schaefer

Jeremy Schaefer is Urban Gateways’ Development Manager; previously held roles with Urban Gateways include Finance & Administration Manager and Performance Programs Coordinator. In addition to his fundraising duties, Jeremy is …

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August 16, 2018 //

Lisa VanAusdall

Lisa manages the Teen Arts Pass (or TAP) program and other teen programming at Urban Gateways. She most recently served as the Communications Associate at Arts Alliance Illinois and the …

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