Who We Are


 

17th Street CNA is a diverse family community built of many different backgrounds. We are proud to have members that include many different races, ages, education levels, religions and cultures. We also are partnered with other community organizations, local businesses and local government groups who share in our concerns for the community we work, worship, and live in.

 

Shon and Michelle

17th Street was founded back in 2012 by Pastor Michelle Parsons-Leverson and her late husband Shon Parsons at West Presbyterian Church . As a “boots on the ground” organization,¬†17th Street’s Outreach extends from Belleville through Swansea. Over the years, we have been blessed to continue growing and impacting more lives.

 

 

 

As we continue to grow, our interests for helping our surrounding community has grown with us. We are proud to say, that even though we are a growing local neighborhood association, our members and partners span not only from the Belleville/Swansea area, but spread throughout Southern Illinois and now into the Metro East. With hard economic times, and with people looking to open their hearts, 17th Street CNA is here with open arms.


 

Meet the 17th St. CNA Board

 

Dr. Thomas Trice
Dr. Thomas Trice
Board Member
Dr. Gustavo Cotto
Dr. Gustavo Cotto
Board Member
Terrion Kirkwood
Terrion Kirkwood
Web Specialist
Latesha Rodgers
Latesha Rodgers
Board Member
Cynthia Henry
Cynthia Henry
Board Member
Michelle Parsons-Leverson
Michelle Parsons-Leverson
Founder/Board Member
Blanche Johnson
Blanche Johnson
Secretary
Sharon Albert
Sharon Albert
Treasurer
Desiree St Clair
Desiree St Clair
Vice President
Angie Brown
Angie Brown
Programs Director
Gloria Crowder
Gloria Crowder
President