Mykela Collins has been advocating for children since her own daughter was a tiny tot in an early Head Start program. She is the proud mother of a 15-year-old daughter, Tremyah and a 6-year-old son, Cadele. Mykela’s number one priority in life is ensuring a quality education for her children and advocating for systemic change in early care and education. As a fierce parent advocate, Mykela has an impressive track record of parent leadership in the Early Care and Education arena including: CPS (Chicago Public Schools), LSC, PLC, and PAC Member (2019-current); Family Ambassador for Ada S. McKinley (current); Parent Ambassador, Board Member, & Parent Cafe© Leader (2020-current); Parent Ambassador for CCAC (Child Care Assistance Council, 2021-current); and Raising IL Family Leader (current); Co-Chair for Right To Chair Campaign(We the Village, 2022-current).
“My children and my family bring me joy! And despite the many challenges that I have faced throughout my life, I still strive to find the good in things, as well as help wherever I feel I am needed most. “