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Eddie Bocanegra

Member, Board of Trustees

Senior Director, READI Chicago

Bocanegra is a pioneer in efforts to prevent violence, address its traumatic impacts, and create safer communities. He now oversees a Chicago initiative that provides employment combined with cognitive behavioral therapy, skill-building, and other support to those at highest risk of becoming involved in gun violence. Previously, Bocanegra served as executive director of the YMCA of Chicago and as an organizer for the Community Renewal Society, where he worked to increase opportunities for the formerly incarcerated.