Service-driven, community-focused social services leader with over 15-years of experience in community-based professions. Portia started her commitment to service in the medical industry, where she discovered her passion for helping others in need. Soon thereafter, she transitioned into the social services field, working within her community and providing supportive services to aid in building stronger, safer communities for all. She is a long-standing active resident of the Far South Roseland Neighborhood of Chicago and currently serves as the Office Manager for Gro Community. Portia has been with Gro Community since 2016 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Phoenix University. Portia’s dedication to Gro Community has been deeply rooted in her desire to see communities stronger through healing to repair what was once broken and preparing future generations to continue to carry the torch towards stronger, safer communities for all.