Registration for the 2019-2020 cohort begins Oct - Nov 2019. The first weekend session begins Nov 16th, 2019.

Meet The Team

Director of Business Development & Membership

Jacqueleen Crittle has graduate degrees from both Loyola and Roosevelt Universities. In addition, she holds graduate professional certifications from Cornell Universities in Strategic Marketing. Some additional certifications she maintains are Nonprofit Philanthropic Management, Lean Six Sigma Certification, Acclivus Coaching, Consulting Skills & Whole Brain Learning Certifications. To her credit, she is also a National Talk Radio Show Host, Published Author, Entrepreneur, Career and Business Development Strategist. She travels the Midwest on weekends coaching parents and students on her "Grow & Grow Theory" of personal development. Over the last decade, she has cultivated relationships with 16 Midwest Universities and their Diversity & Inclusion Admissions Departments to foster homegrown talent. Via the MCP programming, she has recruited & sent 600 minority students to college and consistently followed their progress throughout the process offering guidance and support with internships, personal branding, superior interview skills, professional workplace training, and entrepreneurial professional guidance.  Beyond this role, Jacqueleen has been instrumental in a variety of fundraising and donor sponsorship efforts to maintain the vitality of program offerings. 

Public Speaking Strategist - Author

Kevin McNeil is an international Motivational Public Speaker, abuse activist, and the CEO of the Twe12e Project.  He motivates individuals to draw closer to their strength through his books, workshop training, business coaching, character refinement, and with honest, confident, and respectful communication. He travels internationally speaking on topics relevant to Empowering Public Speakers, Child Advocacy, Police Departments, Department of Family and Children Services, District Attorney’s Offices, athletic organizations, schools and universities, parents and foster parents, as well as community members. Kevin has appeared on numerous radio, television, and podcast programs; and has been featured in several magazine articles. Kevin's goal with MCP is to ensure HS, Gen Z & Millennials improve, challenge and refine their standard approach to public speaking. 

Chief Instructor - Media Director

Robin Henry is a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign, then earned Master’s degrees at Columbia College and Concordia University. Today she is known as a Media
Director-Educator-Writer-Presenter who is busy sending teens to college, publishing books, planning TV projects, hosting social media groups, traveling, and assisting students with career preparation.   To her credit, Robin has served as the 
MEDIA DIRECTOR and the result was working with Barack Obama on a pro-bono project called It’s a Power Thing. As a CURRICULUM COORDINATOR, she was the liaison for Susan Taylor’s Rising Project.  As a columnist, she was the  MANAGING EDITOR with the maga-paper running in the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. Recently as a SOCIAL MEDIA ENTHUSIAST, she launched 4 different Facebook groups that grew to over 15,000 members in less than 9 months. Currently, as CHIEF INSTRUCTOR for “Naturally Professional,” she provides college students with skills required to become successful with skills they can control.  Her role with MCP will continue with a wide variety of workshops at our satellite offices. 

Essay Expertise

LaNae Davis is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Spelman College, holding a Bachelor of Arts in English. She also has a Masters of Journalism from Northwestern University -Madill School of Journalism and an Associates Degree in Culinary Arts where she graduated with honors. Ms. Davis is a member of the National Honor Society and the Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society).

D & I Recruitment Intern

Kai Crittle is a 2020 Graduating Senior from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Human Communication & Leadership and is actively pursuing a Certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.  Kai's achievements are based upon Communications, Stategic Marketing and the desire to enforce Diversity & Inclusion protocol within the corporate and civic sector. Kai is innovative, responsive and has a passion for supporting our corporate community partners. 

Grant Writer - Fundraiser

Stay tuned for details on a new position opening up November 2019.

Meet Morenike Odulate

Alumni Testimonials

Harmon - BCBS (MCP Alumni)

“MCP prepared me for college with multiple informative workshops and continual words of encouragement throughout college. The Midwest College Project also helped me post grad as well, putting me in a position to decide on one of four offers fresh out of school. I am beyond grateful for the networking opportunities that MCP has put in front of me!”

Batchman - Graduating Senior (MCP Alumni)

The Midwest College Project ingrained in me great knowledge and confidence that prepared me for not only college, but life as a whole. I made many valuable connections and am grateful to have had the ongoing support and mentoring like no other. The program motivated me to do lots of things but most of all it motivated me to be a better me.  

Staton - Entrepreneur (MCP Alumni)

“The MCP not only assisted in discovering the perfect college for me, but it allowed me to build a network filled with like minded individuals that still last to this day. Mrs. Crittle has been a helpful resource in my business and entrepreneurial ventures during school and post grad. I am thankful for the opportunities and bonds I have that were birthed during my time in the MCP”.

Edwards - Grad Student (MCP Alumni)

MCP fully prepared me to enter the collegiate and working world. Through professional workshops I was motivated to continue my education and pursue my dreams of becoming a business woman and psychologist.

Richardson - Medical Student (MCP Alumni)

"I really enjoyed the Midwest College Tours because it gave me a better understanding of the difference between attending a small, medium and large college. In this way, I was able to narrow down which college was best for me. For me personally, I found out that I prefer a larger sized college. Campus visits afforded me the opportunity to find out what their admissions process was like and what requirements they have."  Throughout my 4 years of college and even as I prepared for Denistry School MCP has been there to support, coach and guide me through the process.  My overall engagment has been a true blessing. 

Ross- Medical School Candidate (MCP Alumni)

"Well it was a good experience and it gave me an opportunity to see if the schools we visited were a good match for me and if they fit my 'interest before I made the commitment to select DePaul," 

Our College Attendees or Graduates & Places We Tour

  • Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton

  • Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Public Speaking
  • Raising A Winner/MCP guest speaking for Beauty & Brains

  • MCP Alumni change makers
  • MCP Holiday Fundraising

  • Hundreds gather to support MCP
  • RAW

  • Building bonds with young readers.
  • McKinley Nelson MCP Alumni

  • Change Maker

Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton

Leadership, Entrepreneurship & Public Speaking

Raising A Winner/MCP guest speaking for Beauty & Brains

MCP Alumni change makers

MCP Holiday Fundraising

Hundreds gather to support MCP


Building bonds with young readers.

McKinley Nelson MCP Alumni

Change Maker

Our Community Service Partners


The New Home of MCP