Frankie Ferguson, a long time activist and CUFA member, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2011.  Frankie devoted her life to her community and was a fierce advocate for tenant’s rights, environmental justice, and youth. Frankie was a fixture in the community of Millvale, where she had been the President of the Tenant Council for years.  Frankie’s dedication to the youth in Millvale found her tirelessly lobbying to expand their access to education, employment, and gang prevention/reduction programs.  Frankie was a leading proponent of expanding services and social programs aimed at gang prevention to younger age groups.

Frankie had been a leader with Communities United for Action since the 90’s, chairing the tenant committee, serving on the Executive Board, and training new community leaders.  Frankie’s spirit, dedication, and kindness are irreplaceable to those who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Services for Ms. Frankie will be held at Little Abraham’s Church in Evanston with a viewing at 10:00am and funeral services beginning at 11:00am.