Rodney Brown, MBA

Executive Director, Business Advisor

​​​Also a Co-Founder and serves as a member of the Executive Committee of North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC) and Chair of the Economic Development Committee. Rodney served as a Co-Director of the Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD) division of the Joseph Business School for almost 10 yrs. Rodney has more than 30 yrs of experience in business and has served on the boards of non-profit organizations in many roles including the Board Chair of two organizations. read more....

New Covenant Community Development Corporation  was founded January 2012 by Dr. William S. Winston. Dr. Winston developed the vision which is to sponsor economic revitalization and bring financial empowerment to the Lawndale Community. Economic Development will take place through rehabilitating both people and property (real estate), it will also take place via financial literacy workshops, entrepreneurship, micro-lending, scholarships and also career development programs.  The NCCDC model is currently a work in progress, but once fully developed and implemented in Lawndale, it will be a replicable model to other communities and cities

Our Mission
The mission of New Covenant CDC is to establish community sustainability through entrepreneurial economic development via classes, workshops, and one on one business coaching.

Our Vision  
The vision of New Covenant CDC is to create a replicable sustainable economic development model to encourage small business ownership and the economic development opportunities for low income and underserved minority residents.    



DuShaun Branch

Community Organizer, NLCCC

DuShaun joined New Covenant CDC & NLCCC family in November 2019. She works to build relationships with community members, through 1:1 meetings, hosting quarterly NLCCC events and working with NLCCC Steering committee on initiatives focused with Quality of Life Plan. Prior to NLCCC, Branch worked in Higher Education at North Central College in Naperville.

Dorine Poole

Office Manager/Community Liaison 

​Dorine has been with the NCCDC family a little over 5yrs. She is apart of NL Community Coordinating Council, North Lawndale Chamber of Commerce and West Women United. She has experience in customer service, security, medical billing, data entry, agriculture (building and growing food using the hydroponic system) and in office management for more than 10yrs. Dorine has a certificate in Bee Keeping and is an inspiring entrepreneur. She has received The Community that Works Award and A Game Changer Award in North Lawndale Community.


When we work with you, we roll up our sleeves and become your business partner. Our success is measured by the success of you and/or your company. That's why we invest whatever resources are needed to get and keep you and your business on the right track.

Noelle Curtis

​Business Development Manager

Noelle is the founder & CEO of Pretty Dapper Day Spa & Wax Bar, an entertaining speaker   She also has more than 15 yrs of expertise in strategic planning and brand awareness. She is an entertaining speaker with a wonderful ability to inform and inspire audiences to pursue their passion of entrepreneurship. Read more....