Gerlisa Shipman, Community Engagement Coordinator

Gerlisa Shipman is a Community Engagement Coordinator for Kids First Chicago. Previously, she worked with youth organizations on the Westside and completed two service programs: Mission Year and Public Allies-AmeriCorps.  

Since moving from Atlanta to Chicago in 2015, Gerlisa has grown to love the city she calls home. She received a B.A. in Psychology/Counseling from Chowan University and is currently pursuing a Master in Nonprofit Administration at North Park University. Outside of work, she enjoys journaling, spending time outdoors, and volunteering.