Chairman, Founder & CEO
When WorkBoots founder Tijuana Nichols began working with schools on the Southside of Chicago, she noticed a significant difference regarding the number of resources allocated to young students in these areas. As a lifelong southside Chicagoan, public school student and child of parents that survived addictions, she is not a stranger to the challenges that lack can present.
While working as a Facilities Manager in some of the very schools she attended she saw an opportunity to marry her knowledge of the trades to her passion to usher children into the future and into the introduction of their future selves. When speaking about the youth of Chicago she sums it up in a few words "They are dying with the best of them, still in them". " They have not had a chance to know themselves as parents, grandparents, teachers, doctors, Presidents etc, and we gotta change that".
We are dedicated to creating better futures. In order to do that we have a responsibility, and a duty to make sure our youth are physically present in their futures and thriving.
Not dead, not in jail, but present in their futures.