Clemmie Greenlee is an inaugural participant in SEG's U-Train program.
Family of teen murdered outside a Chicago church trying to turn their pain into purpose
Clemmie Greenlee is frustrated that the city hasn’t dedicated more money to [interrupter] work. She was recently awarded a $5,000 city grant for violence prevention, but she wants officials to give more to her and the other grassroots groups. “We’ve been bamboozled, we’ve been robbed and we’ve been tricked,” she said.
Greenlee thinks the city is setting them up for failure, instead of giving them the resources they need to succeed. And she said they will fail if they don’t work together. “Whether we work together or not,” she said, “we’re going to all lose together if we don’t.”