It’s been a bittersweet month at the CBF. After four and a half years as Director of the CBF Justice Entrepreneurs Project, Trevor Clarke has left the CBF to become a full-time Executive Director at Working Bikes, a non-profit organization that gives donated bicycles new life by redistributing them as tools of empowerment in local and global communities, and to spend more time with his seven-month-old daughter, Laurel. Trevor has been involved with the JEP from its official launch in early 2013, when he built a successful law firm as one of the JEP’s first class of participants. After becoming the JEP Director in late 2015, Trevor did an outstanding job leading the JEP. We wish him well in his new role at Working Bikes and know he will continue to be an active partner and supporter in the JEP alumni ranks.
Trevor’s departure provided an opportunity to reassess the JEP’s needs and the staff positions supporting them. And on March 9, the CBF welcomed Samoane Williams as its first Community & Training Manager. Previously, Samoane practiced in several public interest law positions in Chicago, serving as a staff attorney at Equip for Equality, policy manager for Raise the Floor Alliance, and in several roles with First Defense Legal Aid, where she received one of the CBF’s prestigious Sun-Times Public Interest Fellowships. The CBF is thrilled to have her on board. Please join us in welcoming Samoane!