Center for SGL-LGBT  of African Descent Community

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Executive Director 

Charles Nelson

In 1986 I saw the lack of services around health and Wellness for the African American and Latino Male community, along with a few colleagues, I co-founded the Minority Outreach Intervention Project (M.O.I.P.) the project first organization in the city of Chicago to focus on community outreach in gay identified bars where men of color assemble socially. M.O.I.P. organized to provide HIV prevention services to Men who have Sex with Men of color. In 1995, I joined Sinai Family Health Centers as coordinator and founder for the BROTHER 2 BROTHER men’s prevention program on Chicago’s south side and BROTHERS C.A.N on the north side. I worked continuously to developed programs that were aimed at tackling not only the health issues in our community but the social emotional wellness of the Gay, Bisexual, and Same Gender Loving Men of African Descent community, including developing the organization BROTHER 2 BROTHER Chicago. In 2001, I teamed up with South Side Help Center as Director of the Young Men who have Sex with Men Project (a Community Prevention and Advocacy project).

Executive Administrative Assistant 

Dwayne Sanders

Dwayne has been an activist in the African American community around health and education for the last twenty years. He first begin working with as an activist as coordinator of Coalition for Adolescent Risk Reduction in the Chicago Department of Public Health in 1998 and then begin working for Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health. In 2000 he become an activist for education and has continued that work since. 

Development Coordinator

Project Coordinator

Fiscal Manager Lance Glass