P.O. Box 5585
Evanston, IL 60204
Gilo Kwesi Moussa Logan,
Founder/Executive Director

Gilo Kwesi, proud father of two sons, is a native of Evanston, Illinois. He is a graduate of Evanston Township High School (ETHS), where he played basketball and football. After graduating from ETHS, Logan attended Southern Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business and Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing.

Upon graduation, Logan set out on an 18-month solo journey (throughout the South Pacific and Southeast Asia) to the Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. Returning to the USA, he enrolled in graduate school at National-Louis University, where he earned a Master’s of Arts Degree in Teaching, with an emphasis in Elementary Education and Cultural Studies.

During the course of his graduate program, Logan worked in a variety of teaching capacities in different multi-cultural schools. This included being a teacher’s aide in a Special Education classroom; a counselor and teacher of social skills; and a substitute teacher for kindergarten through eighth grades. Eventually he became a fifth and sixth grade Social Studies/Language Arts teacher at the George B. Armstrong School of International Studies with students from over 30 different countries. Logan has also served as co-director of both a recreational summer camp as well as a youth leadership camp where he was in charge of 130 first through tenth graders.

During this same period, Logan was a member of Kappa Delta Pi (an International Honor Society in Education), a recipient of the World of Poetry’s Golden Poet Award, served as a volunteer at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History (working with the Maori Meeting House), and became a certified Family Life Educator and a certified Physical Fitness Leader.

From September of 1994 to November of 1997, Logan traveled abroad with Chaaze’ Roberts, revisiting countries from his previous trip adding Laos, India, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Papua New Guinea, Mali, Guinea, and the Ivory Coast. In addition, he has traveled to Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and throughout more than 35 states in the USA.

Upon returning from his overseas journey, Logan served seven years as an instructor at the International Academy of Design and Technology where he taught courses in College Math, Critical Thinking, Interpersonal Communications/Human Relations, and oversaw the African Studies Program that he himself designed. He was also a History and Science teacher at ETHS’s evening school Special Education program. Currently, Logan is an instructor at Northeastern Illinois University where he teaches a course in Pan-African studies. His main area of concentration is the work of S.O.U.L. CREATIONS, of which he is Founder and Executive Director.

Chaaze' P. Roberts,
General Manager

Chaaze’ P. Roberts, was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Adjusting to new environments was a normal part of his life. Growing up, he lived in places such as Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Detroit; New Orleans (where he began high school); and finally Clarendon Hills, Illinois. He is a graduate of Hinsdale Central High School where he participated in band, football, and track. After high school, Roberts attended the University of Illinois (Champaign/Urbana). By 1989, he had earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Psychology, as well as a Master’s of Art degree in Labor and Industrial Relations emphasizing in Human Resources.

Upon graduation from college, Roberts began a corporate career as a Human Resources Specialist for Amoco Corporation in Chicago. In the summer of 1991, he left Amoco to search for other career and life options. The following year, Roberts worked for various companies using his Human Resources expertise in a consulting capacity. It was during this time period that he decided he was going to travel the world.

In the summer of 1992, Roberts accepted a full-time Human Resources position with Norrell Services Corporation in Chicago with the intent to save money and travel abroad. In addition to his “9 to 5” duties, he was a volunteer at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History working with the Africa exhibit and the Maori Meeting House, and a chaperone for the Evanston YMCA’s sixth grade community parties.

From September 1994 to November 1997, Roberts accomplished his goal of traveling abroad with Logan. The journey took him throughout the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, and West Africa including the countries of the Fiji Islands, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, India, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, and Mali. In addition he has traveled to Jamaica, Bahamas, and througout more than 15 states in America.

Since his return to the States, Roberts has become a certified physical fitness leader for youth. He has worked as co-director for a recreational summer camp in Evanston where he was in charge of 80 first through eighth grade children. He also served as the West African drumming instructor and artistic director for a leadership summer camp on Chicago’s west side. Roberts was also employed at Evanston Township High School as a tutor/counselor in the Caribbean Academic Program. In addition he was teacher's aid in African studies and a co-instructor of Asian Studies in their evening high school. He is also a K-12 certified substitute teacher. Currently, the primary focus of Robert’s life is serving the community through the work of S.O.U.L. Creations, of which he is General Manager.


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