Our Team

  • Dennis Muhammad - Executive Director and Founder of Do For Self CDC

    Dennis Muhammad

    Executive Director and Founder
    A protégé of Muhammad Ali & Herbert Muhammad, Dennis founded DFS in 1994. He is responsible for DFS's focused vision and strategy in community development.
  • Navena Muhammad - VP Office Operations of Do for Self CDC

    Navena Muhammad

    VP Office Operations
    Navena leads our office team in headquarters & with several decades of experience, she provides a wealth of guidance and support making all of this possible.
  • Halimah El-Amin - Office Administrator of Do For Self CDC

    Halimah El-Amin

    Office Administrator
    Halimah's experience in accounting & non-for-profit strategy are invaluable to DFS, as she assists the organization in staying on the cutting edge in its approaches.
  • Administrative Assistant of Do for Self CDC

    HaNiyyah Ali

    Administrative Assistant
    HaNiyyah's 20 years of professional experience in business, law, & technology has empowered DFS's mission, as she provides leadership & liaises as support.
  • Khalid Habeel - Communications Administrator of Do For Self CDC

    Khalid Habeel

    Communications Administrator
    Khalid's experience in many skill sets allows him to play a crucial role in strengthening DFS's online presence while instituting systems to streamline DFS's throughput.

Field Team

  • Dennis Muhammad Jr

    Head Foreman & Lead Trainer
    Dennis Jr has several decades of experience with general contracting. He leads the teams in the field, providing direction to new recruits.
  • Philip "Capree" Johnson

    Capri has worked as a general contractor for over 15 years. His experience has made him crucial to our organization in our education efforts.

DFS News and Updates

Do For Self CDC has a rich legacy. Through it’s work since the mid 90’s, there have been dozens of News articles from major publishers documenting the work of Do for Self. Articles from the Chicago Sun-times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Defender, and more chronicle how Do for Self has impacted hundreds in people in Chicago. Here you can find updates on DFS and DFS news.

Here, we also present articles and news on Do for Self’s current progress as we make waves in the South Chicagoland Area. Our work speaks for itself, but we’ve documented our progress with photography and video for you to stay informed.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) non-for-profit organization and your contributions mean all the difference in what we are able to accomplish. Please donate to empower this program.
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