CANDOR Enterprises NFP was birthed through the collective vision of its Co-CEOs Michael Cannon and RIcky Hamilton.
Having served 23 and 29 years respectively Ricky and Michael spent much of their time contemplating the ills which plagued their communities, the criminal legal system and the oppressive Illinois Department of Correction they found themselves subjected to.
Ricky and Michael first met and began to partner during their period of incarceration while at the first of its kind institution – Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center in Kewanee Illinois. As President and Vice President of the Illinois Department of Corrections very first Restorative Justice Program- Two Roads. These visionaries began their work of developing and implementing restorative solutions through a directly impacted lens by first taking accountability, then transforming their past pain and learned life lessons into programs that could better the quality of life of those around them.
Finally free, these gentlemen are bringing this very same energy and perspective to disproportionately impacted communities and businesses throughout the metropolitan Chicagoland area and suburban Cook County. Through intentional collaborative partnerships and grassroots efforts CANDOR Enterprises intends to reimage what community engagement means.