Carlil Pittman is the Founder and Director of Goodkids Madcity and a proud Black male and Father from the West Englewood community of Chicago. Carlil’s passion for young people and violence prevention has pushed him to fight for resources and equity in the lives of marginalized youth. As a young person, Carlil has helped to lead efforts to pass laws in the State of Illinois to improve community safety. He has been featured in documentaries produced by NBC that depict life in Chicago and how young people in his organization are helping to impact the lives of youth in the city. His work currently includes advocating for youth resources this includes housing, work readiness and job placement, education and in school programming, the creation of safe spaces, and direct community advocacy.