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RHA’s Monthly Partner Recognition: Comprehensive Community Solutions

William Chatman Executive Director/ CEO

19 years ago I enrolled in Comprehensive Community Solutions’ Youthbuild Rockford program. I graduated with honors and now, 19 years later, I am now the Executive Director/CEO. For a long time I have had the desire to serve in a manner where I could have the greatest impact amongst those who have the greatest needs. I set my mind to transform myself and now is the time to work on fulfilling that desire. Let’s see what the next 19 years will look like! LEGACY BUILDING!!!

Favorite Quote: “I believe that education is the key to a great community. Not just education in academia but also education on how to be a better person. I believe that the greatest return on investment for this ‘key’ is in our most disenfranchised communities. Whenever there is a segment of society struggling to be great, all society suffers from the untapped potential. It is within that segment that we must focus on ‘how to be great.’ The reward will surprise you.”


Comprehensive Community Solutions, Inc. (CCS) is an organization that drives fundamental transformation of neighborhoods, communities and the circumstances of those who reside there through facilitation of workforce development that leads to sustainable wage, meaningful community engagement, and affordable housing

  1. YouthBuild Rockford
    1. YouthBuild Rockford provides academic education that leads to a high school diploma, vocational skills training that leads to an industry recognized credential, personal case management and trauma informed care that leads to a personal development plan, positive peer support, leadership development, job placement and follow up support.
  2. RockForWork (RFW)
    1. RockForWork Program is a multi-facet approach to youth employment that invest in the future of Illinois at risk transition age youth 16 through 24; the rock for work program takes into account possible employment barriers such as physical, emotional, social, and mental health needs while helping you to secure and sustain long term employment ensuring a greater likelihood of success and self-sufficiency.
  3. ALPHA (Advanced Learning Program for Higher Achievements)
    1. Alpha is a development violence prevention after-school program with the goal of increasing the school district’s graduation rate and freshman on-track rate to 75% by 2024. Alpha provides help with fitness and nutrition, mentorship, tutoring, life skills, and community engagement.

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