Our Team


Andrew Don

Andrew Don


A lifelong Chicagoan, Andrew was looking for a way to give back to the city he loves. He has always been intrigued by the power of sharing and the positive impact it can have on people’s lives. With this thought and his passion for the city,  Chicago Rises was born. Whether it’s from riding the “L”, exploring the city’s unique neighborhoods or volunteering at a local nonprofit, Andrew sees the vast potential of the residents and organizations that call Chicago home.

Andrew is the Director of Operations for the youth nonprofit, Project: VISION. He is also the Co-Founder of Impaktfel, which works with nonprofits and social enterprises to amplify their impact by helping them execute, innovate, and scale. 

Emily Brown

Grace Cannell

Youth Program Coordinator

Besides being born in Wisconsin and growing up in China, Grace found her love for Chicago through the city’s beautiful landscape and immense diversity. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 with a degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures. Despite being new to Chicago, she is passionate about providing the opportunity to lead Chicago Rises high schoolers to develop their skill sets and have their voices heard through professional and artistic mediums.


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