Emerging Young Leaders Board

The Black Star Project’s Emerging Young Leaders Board is comprised of professionals in the Chicago land area who will use their talents and skills to grow an organization that has been committed to educating, encouraging, and empowering students, families, and communities for twenty years. The Emerging Young Leaders Board will work to expand the visibility and resources of The Black Star Project through social events, volunteering, and fundraising, as well as provide opportunities for young professionals to develop new skills, take on leadership roles, and broaden their professional and social circles by attending seminars and workshops.

Executive Board 

Symone Bridges - President

LaChanel Hemphill - Vice President

Jasmine McArthur - Treasurer

Committee Chairs

Myles Love - Board Development Chair

LaChanel Hemphill - Marketing Chair

Lee Edwards - Volunteer/Advocacy Chair

Xandria Hair - Events Chair

Board Members

Stephanie Bridges

Chiquita Cartman

Danielle Cox

Aaron Davis

Kamilah English

Krystal James

Candace Jennings

Kenneth Little

Cotrell Loftin

Vasilis Mann

Xavier Mann

Jameel Rainey

Nikita Stange

Lauren Ward

Chaka Washington

Kristina Webb


This board is proud to celebrate Black young professionals in the city of Chicago. Please visit our blog to learn more about future events and learn more about young professionals in Chicago: www.emergingblackstars.wordpress.com

The board recruits new members in late spring each year! Are you interested in learning more about how to get involved? Please call 773-285-9600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about upcoming events, fundraisers, and ways for you to learn more about the board and the organization!