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Necole Muhammad

Demo Day 2023

Founder, Women’s Center | Chicago CRED

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Necole Muhammad founded and leads the Chicago CRED Women’s Center. She is a licensed clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience in justice and educational systems, community outreach and intervention, trauma, and individual and couples counseling/coaching. Her work focuses on women, trauma, human sexuality, leadership, and public health. Necole’s previous experiences as a political liaison, probation officer, school social worker, and school principal inform her work with CRED. Necole is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated; Esther Chapter #518; and a variety of other professional, community, and social organizations.

 About Chicago CRED

Chicago CRED is building a new model of public safety in Chicago to reduce gun violence by engaging directly with young men and women at the highest risk of shooting or being shot. In 2019, two young women from the Roseland/Pullman community joined CRED. They became the first members of the CRED Women’s Program, which has now served more than 100 women at risk of gun violence and helped to shape CRED’s strategy. CRED’s multifaceted approach, based in communities where gun violence is most concentrated, uses street outreach, coaching and counseling, workforce development, and advocacy and prevention strategies to lift up young men and women, and rally neighborhoods to dramatically rewrite the story of gun violence in Chicago. CRED was founded in 2016 by former U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan as an initiative of Emerson Collective.