About Us


PEP’s founders conceived Project Education Plus in 1980. Seeing a need for a regimented, innovative program with stability, PEP began as eight-week youth summer enrichment and organized sports program. PEP quickly expanded to a year-round agency with additional programs for senior citizens in the community. In the ‘90s, PEP redesigned its focus to include college preparation and mentoring. It added a computer lab complete with computers, Internet access, photography, and other tech hardware to hold organized technology classes for the community. PEP has morphed into an agency that provides expanded services with separate program activities for youth in Pre-school thru Grade 3; Grades 4-8; high school, college mentoring, young adults, and senior citizens seven days a week. Within the last two years, PEP Academy was started for the youth who need to complete their high school requirements. PEP was recognized as one of the top programs in Chicago by the Chicago Sun-Times.

Executive Director:   Vince Carter
Administrative Assistant:   John Gardner
Senior Citizens Program Director:   Lynette Smith Chicago Demons Program Director:   Michael Horton, Sr.Chicago Demons Elementary Program:   Patrick Steward Chicago Demons High School Program:   George Baker

Chair:  David Gates                        Vince Carter
Vice Chair:  Karoline Sharp            Mary Czwerwionka
Secretary: Louise Torres                John Lawrence
Treasurer: Michael Horton, Sr.       Lynette Smith
Ruthie Baker                                   Phil Torres, Sr.

Advisory Board -
Yvonne Alford                                 Mary Connors
La'Shon Anthony                            David Fleming
Walter Burnett                                Joe Rumenapp
Robert Boone                                 Walter Burnett
Paul Camp                                      Juanita Zimmerman

To contact a staff or board member, please email us at vince.carter@projecteducationplus.org.

Project Education Plus

would like to thank the donors
in memory of

Ms. Maryann Donlon

August 3, 1948 - September 3, 2010


Sunset Foods Event

This is the perfect picture for someone who was very giving!
We will always miss you.




Memorial held on September 26, 2010.

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