ComEd is proud to recognize the outstanding people who show what the power of one can accomplish in our neighborhoods and communities. Watch all of the videos below and see how these men and women are joining us in powering lives.
Discover how these neighborhood heroes are powering lives.
ComEd is proud to recognize the unique “Neighborhood Heroes” from all over Chicagoland, showcasing what the power of one can accomplish.
What makes somebody a “Neighborhood Hero”? We defined it as someone who works diligently to make an impact in his or her community by dedicating their time, energy and resources to producing positive results. There are a lot of outstanding people who deserve recognition and we look forward to shining a light on them all for empowering our neighborhoods and communities.
New Nominated Heroes
ComEd proudly honors the neighborhood heroes nominated by our Chicagoland communities.
Torrey L BarrettK.L.E.O.
Erika BraceyDifferent Shades of Pink and Blest Bracelets
Frank BrimGarfield Park Little League
Pastor Corey BrooksProject Hood
Jason ColemanProject SYNCERE
Marlene GoldsmithLene's Kids Foundation
Marseil JacksonJackson Action Coalition
Tara JacksonSpirit of Beauty Social Etiquette and Development Program
Jazz KeyesKeyes To Serenity
Pastor Michael NealReal Men Read
Wytress RichardsonGirls of Grace Youth Center
Delece WilliamsKidz Korna
Gaylord ThomasRescue, Release, Restore
Dr. Bridget OutlawDaughters of Destiny
Reginald CottonCharity Contributors of Chicago
Renita Manley-GarrettFashion Arts Humanity Fete
Robert Watts, Jr.One Flesh Ministries
Todd WaltonEmerging Leaders Commission
Walt WhitmanThe Soul Children of Chicago
Yogi WardBlackstar Speakers
1. Jason Coleman, Organization: Project SYNCERE
2. Marlene Goldsmith, Organization: Lene's Kids Foundation
3. Tara Jackson, Organization: Spirit of Beauty Social Etiquette and Development Program
4. Frank Brim, Organization: Garfield Park Little League/ Chicago Fire Department Training Academy (After School Program)
5. Renita Manley, Organization: Fashion Arts Humanity Fete
6. Erika Bracey "Brave Chick", Organization: Different Shades of Pink and Blest Bracelets
7. Pastor Robert R. Sanders II, Organization: Partners In Community Building
8. Sylanda Bryant, Organization: Never Too Late Youth and Family Services
9. Pastor Michael Neal, Organization: Timothy Community Corporation/ Real Men Read
10. Dr. Bridget Outlaw, Organization: Daughters of Destiny
11. Gaylord Thomas, Organization: Rescue, Release, Restore.
12. Todd Walton, Organization: Emerging Leaders Commission - Rainbow PUSH Coalition
13. Torrey L Barrett, Organization: K.L.E.O. Community Family Life Center
14. Yogi Ward, Organization: Blackstar Speakers
15. Reginald Cotton, Organization: Charity Contributors of Chicago
16. Walter Whitman, Organization: Soul Children of Chicago
17. Gina Spivey-Green, Organization: Veterans Comfort Closet
18. Dr. Joyce Kenner, Organization: Whitney Young High School
19. Asiaha Butler, Organization: R.A.G.E. (Resident Association of Greater Englewood)
20. Keith Tate, Organization: Chatham-Avalon Community Council
21. Robert & Natalie Watts, Organization: One Flesh Ministries
22. Marcus Hill, Sr., Organization: 6th Ward Alderman (Rockford, IL)
Andrea Zopp, The Chicago Urban League
To continue our celebration of the Power of One campaign, ComEd has partnered with the Chicago Urban League (CUL) to provide additional support to the Neighborhood Heroes that are making an impact in our Chicagoland communities.
The CUL currently maintains several programs focused on entrepreneurship and leadership training. As such, the new ComEd and CUL partnership will leverage the expert instructors who teach the CUL entrepreneurship courses to hold an exciting two-day Entrepreneur Leadership Summit for all 28-plus Neighborhood Heroes.
The two-day seminar will include keynote speakers, a dinner recognizing all selected Neighborhood Heroes, and various workshops to equip the Neighborhood Heroes with the tools and knowledge to help their organizations thrive even more.
Watch the video to learn more about the tremendous efforts of the Chicago Urban League in our communities and how it's inspiring leader, Andrea Zopp, is helping to power lives.
Behind The Scenes - The Power of One
Check out the Behind The Scenes video from the Power of One campaign! As you'll see, the Neighborhood Heroes brought lots of energy and proved that powering lives can be really fun!