Deondre’ Rutues

Community Engagement Specialist/Research Scholar
New York University School of Law

Deondre’ is the energetic, affable personality that you want in the office. Do not let his good nature fool you. He gets the job done. Naturally inquisitive, his tendency is to ask why, believing it is the questions that are not asked that are most pertinent.  

Having worked for multiple fortune 500 companies (Nestle, Coca-Cola, UPS), the second-largest correctional facility in the country, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, educating in the third-largest school district in the country, CPS (Chicago Public Schools), and now leading police districts 11, 15, & 25 as a Community Engagement Specialist for New York University’s Policing Project, Deondre’ brings a wealth of experience from diverse occupations that allows him to connect with individuals from wide-ranging backgrounds. 

A burgeoning community leader in Chicago, Deondre’ spends his personal time serving as the Finance Chair of Bobby E. Wright Behavioral Health Center, sitting on the boards of Below the Line, Inc., Chicago I/O Psychologists, and Northwest Austin Council. Deondre’ is a former Aldermanic Candidate for the 37th Ward, and is committed to Social Justice Advocacy as an organizer for Black Workers Matter and West Side Rising. 

“I am driven by the pursuit of long-lasting, sustainable outcomes. And God, Family, and Community.”