Angelina Zayas

2020 Chicago Peace Fellow
CEO, GAP Community Center

Angelina Iliana Zayas is the CEO and co-founder of GAP Community Center. She has been serving as executive director for 20 years in the Hermosa community. Her vision is to see children of all ages succeed in school, to help under-resourced families, and to provide wellness services to her community. The mission of the GAP Community Center is to unlock the potential in and with our community by providing services to the Greater Chicago area through education, health awareness, advocacy, and community-linked services. The purpose of the community center is to provide a variety of services to families and youths on the Northwest Side in order to build on individual, family and community strengths, and develop the individuals’ and families’ capacities to thrive.