Eddie S. Read.


Chicago Black United Communities

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Eddie is the Chairman of Chicago Black United Communities (CBUC), an organization dedicated to and committed to working for substantial change in employment, economic and quality of life arenas for disenfranchised individuals. This includes advocacy, employment preparation and the establishment of employment comportment centers in underserved communities.

He is also the Managing Partner of Alexander Ross and Associates, Inc., a firm providing consultancy in all areas of Employment Services...design and implementation of employment protocols including Recruiting, Screening, Testing, Job Prep, Referral, Placement and Retention. The firm specializes in assisting with employment for the Disadvantaged, Minorities, Veterans and Women. Eddie has worked extensively across several industries including but not limited to skilled trades, technical, and consumer and vocational; created and developed a mentoring concept known as Domestic Mentorship and a Domestic Mentorship Program for retired individuals from various industries.  He has also provided consultant services to government, private sector, unions and employer associations.

Formerly, he served as CEO of United Services of Chicago where he managed all operations of this not-for-profit grassroots organization aimed at recruiting, screening, training and placing the “Impoverished, Disenfranchised, Hard to Place, Grassroots” individuals in gainful employment. Through this organization, Eddie was responsible for the design of a Job Prep Curriculum and implemented a Mobile Employment Unit, a 38 foot recreational vehicle retrofitted as an employment intake office and taken into impoverished communities where individuals had difficulty getting to employment screening centers.