New Community Outreach (NCO) actively supports youth and families in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. We do this through our partnerships with Jackie Robinson Elementary School, the Bronzeville Community Action Council, The Urban Resilience Network, and other local and city-wide organizations. Building on the relationships of our leadership and board of directors as well as the ministry of New Community Covenant Church, we have built community gardens, hosted back-to-school fairs, and organized with our strategic partners to reduce violence in our neighborhoods for God's glory.
We are guided by a vision of thriving Chicago communities led by neighbors of all ages.
We work collaboratively with residents of the South Side of Chicago to reduce the causes of physical and emotional trauma and raise the opportunities for community equity and individual flourishing.
Collaboration is in our DNA. Our work depends on trusted partnerships with neighborhood residents, civic organizations, charitable foundations, and long-distance friends who believe in our mission. You can participate by:
Markeyta brings wide-ranging nonprofit and educational expertise to her role. With over 20 years in education, Markeyta has discovered learning challenges and solutions among her students. Her approach to teaching helps students learn at their highest potential while making their studies applicable to their own lives.
Markeyta is a member of New Community Covenant Church where she serves as Worship Leader and Choir Director. She is a licensed minister with the Evangelical Covenant Church and has served on the church staff as the Director of Community Engagement.
Markeyta received a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education and Certificate in Early Childhood Education from International Apostolic University of Grace and Truth. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Forensic Psychology from Argosy University. Markeyta is currently finishing her Doctorate of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education with a research focus on the essential tools for success for youth in Chicago’s Bronzeville community who have been traumatized by gun violence. Markeyta chooses the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as her life’s desire, “Use me God. Show me how to take who I am, who I want to be, and what I can do, and use it for a purpose greater than myself.”
David is the founding pastor of New Community Covenant Church in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. He is a member of the Bronzeville Community Action Council, The Urban Resilience Network, and a racial reconciliation facilitator with the Evangelical Covenant Church. David is a graduate of Montreat College and Wheaton College Graduate School. He writes and speaks extensively on the topics of community development, racial reconciliation, and justice.
3627 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60653