Chicago’s Tomorrow Interviews Chicago Today

Welcome to the new interview series in which Chicago’s leaders of tomorrow, UCAN youth, will interview Chicago leaders of today.

Each youth interviewer identifies a career that inspires them, and sits down with a notable Chicago figure from that field. These conversations not only explore how one gets into such work, but why and how that career is valuable to the city and its people. It’s all part of our conviction at UCAN that today’s youth, even when hit hard by trauma, can become tomorrow’s leaders.

Watch Episode 1

The interviewer for our inaugural episode is Ariyan Moore, currently a marketing student, who spoke with John Starkey, Global Brand Leader for Dove and Galaxy chocolates at Mars

Read the full interview here.


Watch Episode 2

For our second episode, Briana Owens, an aspiring broadcaster and currently a student at Ithaca College, interviews Brandis Griffith-Friedman, a correspondent and segment host for Chicago Tonight, on WTTW, Chicago’s public television station.

Read the full interview here

Watch Episode 3

In the third episode, Ebonie Henderson, an aspiring actress, visits the Goodman Theater to interview Henry Godinez, the Resident Artistic Associate there and a professor at Northwestern University.

Read the full interview here