People at Great Cities Institute (GCI)Thea Crum
Economic Development Planner, Neighborhoods Initiative
Phone: (312) 996-4617
Thea Crum is an Economic Development Planner for GCI's Neighborhoods Initiative, where she works in collaboration with community-based organizations and university faculty, staff, and students to provide training and technical assistance on community and economic development projects. She has over ten years of non-profit administrative and project management experience in the areas of capacity building and civic engagement. Recently, she served as the Assistant Director on the Illinois ResourceNet Initiative that worked with Illinois communities to secure over $113 million in new federal resources. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and her Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy from UIC.