Irma Cornier, Community Engagement Coordinator

Irma Cornier was raised in Chicago and she grew up in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood.  Irma has always had an interest in community based activities that serve the public. She was raised by her grandparents, and was the first in her family to receive a college degree. Irma attended Columbia College Chicago and earned her B.A. in Media.  Irma earned her M.A. in Social Justice and Community Development from Loyola University Chicago.  

Irma has over 20 years of experience coordinating back to school rallies, health fairs, and free music events. She was also involved in feeding the homeless programs, collected clothing and donations for both orphanages in Colombia and Mexico, and collected medical supplies for Lydia Home. Irma has dedicated her life to helping Veterans obtain their benefits and long overdue recognitions.  

She is the founder of the Chicago Borinqueneers, National Congressional Gold Medal Borinqueneers Committee member, Department of Illinois Parliamentarian and Historian of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, Local School Council Advisory Board member, Foreman College and Career Academy LSC Community Representative, Hermosa Neighborhood Association Community Garden Leader, and a Columbia College Alumni Board member.