The Global Peace Ambassador Grant
     Osei David Andrews-Hutchinson joined the Rotary Club of Chicago Southeast (RCCSE) in 2001 and has been a dedicated Rotarian ever since. Since joining the RCCSE, Osei has served in various leadership roles, including spearheading the Club’s work with youth and leadership development. Osei has also helped to facilitate the collaboration between more than 15 Clubs in Rotary International District 6450 to create the Rotary Partners For Peace initiative, which is working with community-based organizations to develop practical, youth-focused solutions to help end the senseless violence in the communities in Chicagoland. Osei has also served Rotary in a number of District Leadership roles including on the District Board of Directors and as an Assistant Governor. Osei also lead a Group Study Exchange Team in 2013 to Rotary International District 9110 in Lagos, Nigeria. Osei served as District 6450’s first District Governor of African Descent during the 2015-16 Rotary Year.
     Osei is a native of Chicago's South Side, where he has lived most of his life.  An alumnus of Whitney M. Young Magnet High School (Go Dolphins!) and of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ('92 B.S.Computer Science/Engineering and International Minor-French Studies), Osei was also able to live in the town of Nancy, France for one year as a Study Abroad student at the École Nationale Supérieur d'Électricité et Méchanique (ENSEM). Osei and his wife, Anita, who is also a UIUC alumnus, and their three children, Tendaji, Asha and Mariama, currently reside in the historic African American community of Bronzeville.
     Professionally, Osei is the Director of Technology for the chain of daycare centers (It Takes A Village Early Learning Centers), and an independent school (The Village Leadership Academy), co-owned and managed by his wife Anita and her business partners, and has been serving as one of the school’s Life Skills instructors, as a World Scholar’s Program (WSP) Co-Instructor (a program the school has developed to shape our youth into global leaders, today) and the Technology Instructor. Through his role in the WSP, Osei has helped chaperon groups of 3rd thru 8th Graders to Bahia, Brazil in 2010, to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2011, to the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico in 2012, to South Africa in 2013, to the Dominican Republic in 2014, a 2nd – 8th to Panama in 2015, to Cuba in 2016, to Ghana in 2017, to Costa Rica in June of 2018, to Guatemala in 2019 and to Rwanda in June of 2020.
     Osei will talk about the Global Peace Ambassador Grant.  This will be an informative presentation about one of Rotary International's programs.  We encourage you to invite guests or prospective members to join in our Zoom Meeting by forwarding the invitation to them or contact Jim Coffey - and he will invite them.  Past District Governor Jim Nelson will introduce our presenter.