Reginald Hicks is a practitioner whose focus is to bring attention to the importance of male involvement within the lives of children, families and communities, while enhancing the parenting skills that fathers possess. Mr. Hicks currently serves as Fathers, Families and Healthy Communities (FFHC) Systems Navigator.
In his professional career, Reginald Hicks has worked as a School Based Mentor, an Afterschool Site Director, a Workforce Development Trainer, a Workforce Development Job Mentor, a Male Involvement Consultant, Community Base Mentor and served as a Re-entry Project Manager. Mr. Hicks is currently a Gateway to Opportunity Registry Trainer and has also served on the Community Violence Prevention Program steering committee (CVPP), the Duly Involved Youth committee for the State of Illinois and the Bronzeville Youth Consortium Committee. Mr. Hicks has expertise on a variety of issues related to men, boys and family strengthening.
Mr. Hick’s certificates, career accomplishments and awards include:
- Advance Youth Development Certificate, the completion of the Leadership Development Program at Chicago School of Psychology
- Certificate of Completion of Value- Centered Leadership from Depaul University
- National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth Certificate for Putting Positive Youth Development into Practice
- National Clearinghouse on Families and Youth Certificate for Concepts and Theories of Positive Youth Development
- Trinity Faith-Based University Comprehensive Substance Abuse Program NAADAC Provider # 532 Alcohol and Drug Program Modules 1,2 and 3, Community Assistant Program (CAP)
- Certificate of Achievement Satisfactorily Completing the Training Instruction required for the Youth Employment Program (YEP) Job Readiness training
- New City YMCA Parent Volunteer Certificate Award for Male Responsibility and Parent of the Year New City YMCA.
Mr. Hicks holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Northeastern Illinois University and a master’s degree in Education from Northeastern Illinois University.