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Maryah Phillips (she/her) is the program specialist for We Rise Together: For an Equitable & Just Recovery, an initiative at The Chicago Community Trust.
In this role, Maryah assists in the grant making process, performs day-to-day administrative duties, and is involved in communications efforts.
Maryah’s previous roles include serving as a research assistant at the Race and Opportunity Lab of Washington University, where she was involved in efforts intended to advance the economic well-being of Black boys and men in St. Louis; introducing social work to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, where she conducted an evaluation on the diversity of the institution’s public program attendance and creating lesson plans for K-12 education centering Black artists’ work; and provided social-emotional lesson plans and support to high schoolers at Wendell Phillips Academy High School and Dunbar Vocational Career Academy.
Born and raised in the south suburbs of Chicago, Maryah holds an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis, where she concentrated in Domestic Social and Economic Development, and a BSW from Hope College.