Comer Education Campus

Comer Education Campus has been recognized as one of the most unique youth-serving organizations in the nation. Located in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side, the campus is anchored by the state-of-the-art Gary Comer Youth Center, Gary Comer College Prep and Gary Comer Middle School. Programming is offered in three primary categories: academics, enrichment, and college and career preparation.


Rhonda Hopps

Executive Director

Ayoka Samuels

Center Director

Santrice Martin

Director of Advancement

Christine Witnik


Dan Schuch

Director of Facilities

Alex Requena

Director of IT

Greg Mooney

Board Chair


Gary Comer Youth Center works with a range of partners, including private foundations, corporations, government agencies, and community organizations. We rely on a wide array of support and collaboration ranging from local organizations to colleges, universities and companies across the nation.