As the Development Associate for Chicago Debates, Kylah Eatman is best known as the CEO of researching, writing, and securing grants from foundations (also known as STB). In this role, Kylah is responsible for supporting and cultivating new and existing donor relationships.
Kylah’s work with Chicago Debates blends her passion for supporting underserved youth by advancing academic achievement and fostering community leaders with her educational background and work experience.
Kylah attended Roosevelt University and earned a B.A. in Paralegal Studies. While at Roosevelt, she was introduced to the nonprofit sector through her first job working for AmeriCorps in low income preschools to promote literacy, language, and social skills. After two years there, Kylah began working for Roosevelt University as a Resident Advisor. In this role, she was able to advocate for students’ voices, expose students to available resources, and promote retention. Concurrently, Kylah also interned for Catholic Charities. In this role as a paralegal intern, she was able to help facilitate contracts for several services in underprivileged communities including housing the homeless and providing job trainings. Kylah served on a number of community service based organizations including Emerging Leaders Institute, Eleanor Roosevelt Society, and became a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Kylah is eager to convey her love of service while expanding the research and persuasive writing skills acquired through her experience as a paralegal in an effort to further the mission and vision here at Chicago Debates. In her free time, Kylah loves spending time with family and friends, singing, and binge watching TV shows.