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4619 N. Ravenswood Ave., Ste 305
Chicago, IL 60640


We are a multidisciplinary innovation studio working with diverse partners to understand sustainability challenges and identify holistic, resilient solutions, and we are committed to training the next generation of leaders.

Tim Jones-Yelvington



Tim Jones-Yelvington
Senior Consultant, Education & Equity

Tim possesses a range of research, communications, and program development and assessment skills. He worked for five years as program staff at Crossroads Fund, a public foundation supporting grassroots organizations in the Chicago area. His position included managing a portfolio of grantees and helping to coordinate a community-led grantmaking process. He worked closely with the staff and leaders of new and emerging organizations to navigate their organizational growth, and also contributed to Crossroads Fund's own fundraising and communications efforts. While at the foundation, Tim developed a tool to evaluate grantees' impact. This project required synthesizing feedback from diverse stakeholders, including grantee organizations, philanthropic colleagues, board members, and evaluation professionals. Through his involvement in the philanthropic sector, Tim has experienced multiple funder-grantee collaborations, acquiring knowledge of best practices. Tim received his undergraduate degree from DePaul University and recently completed a Masters of Education in Youth Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago.