Steve Hosik Moon
Director of Elgin Programs
Steve comes to Grand Victoria Foundation with over 15 years of experience in community organizing, advocacy, youth development, civic engagement, and higher education. He was most recently the Director of Organizing at Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, where he contributed to the organization’s shift towards racial equity and grassroots leadership. During his time with Advancing Justice | Chicago, the organization developed a powerful youth organizing program, played a leadership role in significant legislative victories, and achieved historic civic engagement outreach in the Asian American community.
Steve remains committed to youth development and cultural work as a board member for Kuumba Lynx, one of the premiere youth arts organizations in Chicago. Last year, he also taught a community engagement course for the Global Asian Studies program at UIC. Steve graduated from the School of Social Service Administration at University of Chicago, UCLA’s Asian American Studies program, and the University of Michigan.
Steve is excited to “return” to Elgin, where he has some professional and personal history. He has worked on civic engagement and advocacy initiatives with members of the Laotian American community in Elgin for the past four years. Steve’s first “job” was also in Elgin, where he mopped floors and cleaned detergent off washing machines at his parents’ laundromat as a youth.