Meet Dorrian!

REC Coordinators are vital to Urban Initiatives’ mission of empowering Chicago’s youth to become agents of community change through academic success, healthy living, and leadership development. They drive systematic change by connecting stakeholders and strengthening the social fabric of the community. Meet Dorrian, one of UI’s newest REC Coordinators!

Basic info: Name, birthday, where you last went to school

Dorrian Covington, June 18th, Olive Harvey/Harold Washington College

Who is your favorite Spice Girl/Backstreet Boy/Power Ranger?


Who is someone that has really inspired you in your lifetime?

My Aunt Florsie.

If we gave you $20 to go spend on anything right now, what would you buy?

French fries and waffles.

What’s your favorite type of cheese and why?

Pepper-jack because it has just enough spice.

What is your spirit animal?


If you were to throw a dinner party, who are 3 people you’d want to invite?

My friends Sierra and Kara as well as my mom.

What is the last book you read?

“A Long Walk to Water” with Deneen School of Excellence 7th Grade students.

What’s the best place to get food in Chicago?

My mom ^_^

How would your best friend describe you?

Always smiling and making others laugh.

What’s your favorite childhood sports-related memory?


What are you most excited about for this year?

Breaking out of a comfort zone and building lots of new relationships.

What was your first impression of Jim Dower?

This guy is awesome!

Anything else you’d like to share?

My favorite color is brown, I love turtles and children gives me LIFE! 

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