Civil Regeneration Fellowship

We are a small not-for-profit organization created by Millenials, established in the City of Chicago, to profoundly empower and transform communities-in-need by creating and facilitating programs in the four fields of Education, Mental Health, Community Development and the Arts.


We partner with Chicago Public Schools, the fourth largest school system in the country, to provide curriculum-based educational programming, tutoring programs, mentoring programs, and wrap-around supports.

Mental Health

We collaborate with schools and community organizations to provide licensed mental health counseling services, counseling training services, and offer natural holistic programs such as yoga, martial arts, and meditation.

Community Development

We develop environment-specific initiatives to rebuild economic resources, access to opportunities, infrastructure, and networks. We spearhead action-based strategies to beautify communities and ensure safety.

The Arts

We reconnect youth and adults to the transformative and healing power of the Arts, through workshops and long-term programs in Music, Creative Writing, Photography, and more.

Contract 501c3 Partnerships

We partner with other 501c3 organizations by offering contracted services in our four fields of expertise: Education, Mental Health, Community Development and The Arts.

Social Emotional Learning

We train in Social-Emotional Learning programming such as Peace Circles, Peer Counseling, Peace Rooms/Chill Zones, Peer Jury, Social-Emotional Climate and Culture, and other programs for us in schools and youth organizations.

Board of Directors

Civil Regeneration Fellowship is governed by a group of steadfast, committed, and comprehensively experienced professionals.

Terrence Craft

Terrence Craft

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Terrence is a writer, journalist, and founder of The Civil Regeneration Fellowship. He is the author of the internationally-published poetry volume The Seed Bridge, and a freelance journalist for Blavity, a venture-based technology and media company based in California. He has worked as Social-Emotional Learning Specialist for Chicago Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the nation, as well as an Administrator in the non-profit sector. He founded the Civil Regeneration Fellowship in 2017.

Shayla Hitchcock

Shayla Hitchcock

Mental Health and Education Consultant

Shayla Hitchcock has a Bachelors of Psychology and current works with the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is certified to manage and facilitate Childrens Defense Fund Freedom Schools Programming, for the nonprofit sector, and has managed and coordinated educational multi-site after-school and summer programming.. She works in the development of Mental Health and Educational Programming for the organization.

Crystal Wilson-Honesty

Crystal Wilson-Honesty

Mental Health Expert and CPS Liaison

Crystal Wilson Honesty is a licensed Counselor and Mental Health Expert. She has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling and a Bachelors in Business Administration. She currently works as a Crisis Coordinator for Chicago Public Schools, the fourth-largest school system in the country, where she developed Mental Health systems, suports, treatment, and training. She manages the Mental Health programming for Civil Regeneration Fellowship, as well as the Educational Program. She also serves as the liaison between Civil Regeneration Fellowship and Chicago Public Schools.

Shana Cleveland

Shana Cleveland

Legal Consultant

Shana Cleveland holds a Bachelor of Science and Financial Economics, an MBA in Economics, and a Juris Doctor in International and Comparative Law. She was worked with the Tenneessee General Assembly, Roosevelt University, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and the Chicago Patrolmens FCU. She is currently the main legal consultant for the Civil Regeneration Fellowship.

Michael Trailer

Michael Trailer

Business and Finance Manager

Michael Trailers holds a Bachelors in Merchandise Management and has worked in business management and servicing for a decade. He works with Midland Trust Co. | Midland IRAs and 1032s, specializing in futures and foreign management. He also owns and operates an apparel production company. He helps manage the business and financial operations of Civil Regeneration Fellowship, as well as managing company relations with community entities.

Dr. LaRon Beau Washington

Dr. LaRon Beau Washington

Director of Finance and Grants Manager

Dr. LaRon Beau Washington is an expert in finance and educational systems. he holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D), a MBA in Business, and a Bachelors in Accounting. He has worked as a Director of Educational Operations, a Grants Manager, a Financial Consultant, and an Accountant. He manages the financial operations of the Civil Regeneration Fellowship and assists in the development of Educational Programming for the organization.

Check out one of our featured programs

The Kachihayabi-Ryu Martial Arts Program is one of our featured initiatives. Throuogh a partnership with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, we are able to offer martial arts, yoga, meditation, and mental health programming to the neighbohoods of Chatham, Auburn Gresham, Greater Grand Crosssing, Woodlawn, and Englewood, which are five communities-in-need.


The following are the positions that are currently open with Civil Regeneration Fellowship

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Our Offices

Administrative Offices
The McCormick Building
332 S. Michigan Avenue
Suite 1032-C353
Chicago, IL 60604
708-816-HOPE (4673)
Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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