True Star Foundation Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director, JeQuana Na-Tae’ Thompson is recipient of an Arts & Youth Community Development Masters and Marketing and Management Bachelors from Columbia College Chicago. Thompson manages the organization’s programs, offering youth skills based apprenticeships as well as community partnerships, ensuring collaboration across multiple organizations throughout the city of Chicago. Mrs. Thompson utilizes her corporate knowledge, community organizing and natural ability to effectively create niche programming for True Star Foundation, ultimately assisting with the growth in youth served and programs offered. Her school-based network steered the organization’s newest target, middle school students, creating the True Star Jr. program, which emulates the high school programs. Following her desire to impact the lives of youth, Thompson has worked for the Chicago Park District to Chancellor Marketing Group to Vibe Magazine where she gained a wealth of knowledge and experience to lend to the success of True Star Foundation.