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Aaron Mallory

GRO Community

Aaron Mallory, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GRO Community, NFP. Aaron founded GRO Community to assist men of color, particularly those that are often misunderstood and outcasted within our society. a licensed clinical social worker under the state of Illinois regulatory board, Aaron obtained his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Chicago.  With over ten years of working with African American males facing diverse behavior challenges, Aaron has provided direct service work at UCAN within their transitional living shelter for young adult males, HRDI as a child and adolescent therapist, and Youth Advocate as an advocate.

He has served in leadership roles at HRDI as the Clinical Supervisor within the Child and Adolescent Department and Clinical Director at Heartland Alliance, READI initiative.