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Hadiya's Promise is a national, non-profit organization led by Cleo and Nate Pendleton, parents of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton who on January 29, 2013, was gunned down while in the park with classmates after completing her final exams. The outcry surroun
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External Relations Director
Sylvia Ewing is a writer, teacher, non-profit executive, and award-winning journalist.
has worked on both sides of the microphone, helping non-profits communicate effectively, covering issues, and producing events.
was the voice of WTTW Channel 11 for
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Director of External Affairs
312.629.2063 ext. 33
Sylvia Ewing is the Director of External Affairs for the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, responsible for internal and external communication strategy.
Ewing originally came to INCS from Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty Eight show in 2007.
She served briefly as Communications Director then left to spend a season as Director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Traffic arts series and the Director of their Public Square civic engagement program for the 2007-2008 season.
During this time she served on the INCS Board of Directors.
Sylvia came back to INCS in 2008 as Deputy Director and served for a time as Interim Executive Director before her current position.
Sylvia Ewing has worked for social change in the non-profit sphere at the Center for Neighborhood Technology, where she worked over the years as a leader of sustainable development and industry transformation in an EPA-funded program to create greener dry cleaners.
She led the communications and public education efforts for the Community Energy Cooperative, I-Go car sharing, and at Access Living, a center for disability rights.
has also worked on both sides of the microphone, helping nonprofits communicate effectively and covering issues on radio, television, in print and online.
She is an award-winning journalist who has worked as a producer and reporter for Chicago Public Radio, WTTW (Chicago's public TV station), and other outlets.
Her community service includes serving as past board president of Young Chicago Authors, and she currently serves on the board of the Illinois College Access Network, the City of Chicago Committee on Urban Opportunity Advisory board and the advisory council of the Right To Succeed Foundation.
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Director of External Affairs
312.235.0798 ext. 33
Association for Women Journalists Chicago - Officers, Board of Directors and Key Volunteers
Sylvia Ewing - Member-at-Large
Sylvia Ewing , ...
Sylvia Ewing , Communications Director Sylvia Ewing
has a long history with public broadcasting in Chicago and in helping non-profit, social change organizations communicate effectively.Sylvia began her association with Chicago Public Radio in 1991 as a Chicago Matters reporter and producer.
From 2003-2004 Sylvia
was a producer for "Eight Forty-Eight," Chicago Public Radio
's news magazine, where she
was responsible for features such as Studio 312
, Curie Youth Radio
: Southwest Side Stories, and Dueling Critics as well as reporting and fill-in host duties.She has worked in a variety of capacities for WTTW Ch 11 from producing Chicago Tonight to her ongoing role as an on-air pledge host.Sylvia
has been honored by the U.S. EPA
and WFK Institute of Krefeld
, Germany for her
work on disability rights and the environment.She shares a Public Radio News Directors, Inc. (PRNDI) award with her Eight Forty-Eight colleges and shares an Edward R. Murrow award for Chicago Matters.She
has been nominated for three local Emmys, and has received a Peter Lisagor award and three outstanding awards from the Chicago Association of Black Journalists
. Sylvia is an advocate for media literacy and issues relating to youth.She serves on the board of the Community Justice for Youth Institute, Young Chicago Authors and the Association of Women Journalists.Sylvia
has two children and a rat terrier.