Ephraim Eaddy, Public Information Officer

Ephraim Eaddy was born and raised in the city of Chicago and is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a B.A. degree in Journalism where he also played Division 1 basketball (Team Captain).

After completing his college experience, Ephraim returned to Chicago and began his grassroots efforts as Director of Community Programs for the People’s Community Development Association of Chicago (PCDAC) developing job training programs, case management strategies and employment opportunities for hard to employ residents of the city of Chicago.

In 2004 he began working with the Safer Foundation, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the country exclusively serving people with criminal records, as Manager of Faith & Community Programs. While at Safer Foundation he provided oversight of the Ready4Work Prisoner Re-entry Initiative, a national model  funded by the United States Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration.

Ephraim began working for Chicago Public Schools in 2011, the third largest school district in the country, where he provided direction to over 150 faith and community-based organizations impacting thousands of children and families around the city on behalf of the district.

Currently Ephraim Eaddy serves as the Public Information Officer and Chief Spokesperson for the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) with direct oversight over public and news affairs as well as community engagement, and is committed to building trust in civilian police oversight.