Become a Member of UCAN’s Auxiliary Board

Board Mission: The UCAN Auxiliary Board is a dynamic group of young, ambitious professionals dedicated to advancing the efforts of UCAN through fundraising, volunteering, networking and community engagement.

Who Should Join the Auxiliary Board?

  • Professionals in their 20s and 30s who believe in the potential of youth who have suffered trauma
  • People who want to help reduce gun violence in Chicago
  • People who support teens and young adults having access to therapy and mentoring programs
  • People who want to spend time with other likeminded, passionate individuals

Why Should You Join the Auxiliary Board?

  • It’s fun!
  • Easy way to turn your passion into action
  • The youth and families served by UCAN need your support and advocacy

How to Join

Complete these four steps:

  1. Speak with the board liaison or other UCAN staff (over the phone or in person)
  2. Meet with a current Auxiliary Board member (over the phone or in person)
  3. Attend a volunteer orientation hosted at UCAN’s headquarters in North Lawndale
  4. Complete the membership commitment form

To get started today or for more information, please contact Rebecca Brown at

Meet our current Auxiliary Board members:

Mikhel Paul, Board Chair
Alexa Carr, Volunteer Committee Chair
Curt Beckman
Cristina De La Rosa
Matt DeFano
Sachin Dole
Chris Dupuis
Hayley Formolo
Samantha Frost
IB Majekodunmi
Chandra Simmons