Sequane Lawrence

Sequane Lawrence is the co-founder of Prim Lawrence Group a community economic development and real estate finance consulting firm founded in 1992. Sequane Lawrence was a Chicago Community Trust 2011 Fellow. His fellowship was concerned with the efficacy of worker-owner cooperatives as an entrepreneurial and workforce development model for low- income people. He has traveled to Mondragon, Spain to study first-hand the historic Mondragon Cooperatives Corporation and Cleveland, Ohio to observe the ground breaking Evergreen Cooperatives. Mr. Lawrence is currently Director of the Fathers, Families, Healthy Communities (FFHC) Demonstration Project, which focuses on issues that impact non-custodial fathers and their children throughout Illinois. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago. His positions also include the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development as the Director of the Kulick Quantum Opportunities Program (QOP), a national mentoring/employment demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor for out-of-school youth between the ages of 16-24. He is the founder and president of the Center for Strategic Investment in Youth and Families, a best practice research and action-centered community development institution. Sequane Lawrence holds a Master of Science degree in Community Economic Development from New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.