Tony Raggs

Facilitator, Chicago Peace Fellows | Chicago, IL USA
2021 Chicago Peace Fellows
Program Manager, Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO)

In addition to his role as a Facilitator for the Chicago Peace Fellows, Tony is the Outreach Program Manager at the Alliance of Local Service Organizations (ALSO) with more than 20 years of experience working in various capacities for nonprofit organizations in Chicago. In the last 20 years, his experience has included many years of violence prevention work in the city. He has served as a volunteer outreach worker in West Humboldt Park and West Garfield Park, and, later, an outreach supervisor in West Humboldt Park. Most recently, he worked as a Program Coordinator at Breakthrough Urban Ministries. Over the years, he has also worked as a community activist for Bethel New Life. Tony’s background includes a dynamic creative side; he once worked as an illustrator and short story writer for Windy City Word, which was published on Chicago’s West Side. At ALSO, Tony says that “This work is about changing minds and saving lives.”