Al Riddley offers a commitment and legacy of service to communities in Illinois. He is an advocate, teacher and minister. His experience includes more than 35 years of leading, teaching and encouraging people to live a quality life. He has been the Executive Director of the Illinois Coalition for Community Services since January 1, 2009.
Al graduated from Southern Seminary in 1977 with a MA in Education and earned a BA in Political Science at Georgetown College. He participated in additional studies in Boston. Al advocates for people living in extreme poverty, facing discrimination and the potential loss of personal dignity.
Currently Al serves on the Governor’s Commission on the Elimination of Poverty as chair of the “Making Work Accessible” committee as well as the steering and policy committees; Illinois Partners for Human Service Policy Board; Board of Directors, Illinois Collaboration on Youth; Board of Directors, Illinois Youth Network Council; Board of Directors, Farm Resource Center; Board of Directors, North Shore Rescue Mission; Illinois Rural Child Care Task Force.
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