The board of directors for Hope for Chicago is pleased to announce the hiring of Grace Sung as its new executive director.

Grace’s formal education includes a BA in Political Science (minor in Public Affairs) from UCLA and a MA (MSW) in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago. For over four years she worked as a product marketing and operations manager and account manager for CEB (Corporate Executive Board) in Chicago and San Francisco. Her work there emphasized a broad range of communication strategies using various channels for local and global clients. Most recently, she was a program associate for Chicago-based Circle of Service Foundation. There, she evaluated proposals and made recommendations for grants across the Chicagoland area.

In addition to Grace’s work in the business sphere, she has found places to serve in the cities where she resided. Since her undergraduate years she has found herself making community connections and volunteering in ways that fit her gifts, talents and interests. While in Los Angeles, Grace was a program director for University Camps, Inc. (2008-2012).

Upon her arrival in Chicago, she served as a graduate intern at Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing (2012-2013) and a graduate intern at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Chicago (2013-2015).

The challenges that we face in Chicago at the street level are as daunting as ever, but we are as confident as ever in the power of the gospel to effect change in human hearts. And, we are pleased that the Lord is raising up leaders who are up for the task of getting gospel resources to places where they are needed most and leading ministries like Hope for Chicago.

We are convinced that Grace Sung is one of those leaders. Therefore, join us in prayer for her as she begins the task of leading HFC in our mission “to empower individuals, organizations, and churches to love and serve Chicago in response to Christ’s transforming work.