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Christy Beighe-Byrne

Christy started her career as a budding Community Social Worker through a multi-year AmeriCorps youth development program empowering young people in urban impoverished communities to develop strong academic skills while participating in prosocial sports and recreational activities. This led Christy into the pursuit of a Master's degree in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago's Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice.

Once in the urban mecca of the Midwest, Christy continued a path of social services discovering a passion for new populations through her work at:

  • Safer Foundation with returning citizens.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago with high-risk youth seeking mentoring,
  • Chicago Youth Centers with youth in foster care and families facing extreme poverty and resource disparities
  • DePaul University where Christy teaches a course on Multiculturalism in the United States, instructing the next generation of community leaders.
  • Albany Park Community Center as the Chief Program Officer and Interim Executive Director, engaging in administrative social and policy work for immigrant families.
  • Youth Guidance as their inaugural Compliance Officer, assisting with creating a culture of accountability and compliance to ensure that the highest level of services to youth and families is at the forefront of the agency's mission.​