— Everything comes with the work —

Since 2012, Deondre' has been committed to Social Justice Advocacy and Activism.


Deondre is known for his commitment to the community and his indomitable will. He embraces the challenges of transformation in life’s political, economic, and social spheres.

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Bridging Fellows

The Bridging Fellows program provides changemakers in Chicago, Dallas, and Pittsburgh the opportunity to strengthen individual and collective…

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Chicago Neighborhood Policing Initiative

Chicago NPI is an intensive neighborhood-based policing philosophy that emphasizes relationship-building and focuses on the top priorities of…

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— Press —

West Side Lives

Deondre Rutues, West Side activist, discusses his vision for the place he calls home

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Chicago Turns To Community Policing Amid Crime Spike

NBC's Shaquille Brewster reports how community policing is affecting Chicago amid the crime spike there.

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Activist exhibit bridges Oak Park and Austin

Through photos and stories, a new installment at the Oak Park Art League (OPAL), “Intersection: Art & Words,”…

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