Que Chandler Plays A Crucial Role In Tuscaloosa’s Community
Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa, 92.9 WTUG, Praise 93.3, 105.1 The Block, and the Tuscaloosa Thread are proud to present the 2023 Black History Makers of Alabama.
Yellowhammer State is filled with great African American leaders from the past, present, and future. We thank our West Alabama community partners, the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Delta Phi Lambda Chapter, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Eta Xi Omega Chapter for their continued support.
Black History Maker of Alabama -Que Chandler
Que Chandler is an Alabama native, a mother of three, and a community advocate who envisions Tuscaloosa as a place where every citizen has opportunities to develop to their fullest potential.
Que has served as an organizer and community champion for over a decade, demonstrating her commitment to the families of West Tuscaloosa.
In addition to being a member of the Junior League of Tuscaloosa, a 2021 WAYLA recipient, and a 2022 Junior Cosmos Clover Award for Outstanding Community Service, she serves on The House Tuscaloosa and Schoolyard Roots Boards. Additionally, she organized the COVID-Relief Essentials Drive to provide essential items to residents of West Tuscaloosa who were financially affected by the pandemic, raising over $8,000 and providing hundreds of community residents with masks, hand sanitizer, and household items. Que also organized District 1 Clean Up Day.
As a mother, Que has a strong interest in investing in our youth. She served as the Vice President of the Martin Luther King Elementary PTA and is the founder of the Girl Power Book Club, which encourages girls of color to read more books featuring other girls of color as the main character. During the Christmas break of 2021.
I work to make the quality of life better for folks that look like me. I think we all could play a role in continuing Alabama's Black History by leading, educating, and empowering. Education is the great equalizer and the most important civil rights issue. That’s what leaders before us were committed to. Due to their sacrifice and inspiration, I will always be committed to empowering people to make their voices heard. We have come so far however they are still more work to be done. - Que Chandler
Que lead an essentials drive that provided snacks and warm meals for Stillman students and children at the Benjamin Barnes Branch YMCA. She is also the founder of the Secret Mom’s club, a group of mothers who support girls in the Tuscaloosa City Schools by providing discreet bags with sanitary products.
For nearly a decade Que has served as a Child and Senior Care Coordinator for The Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama, PARA, and Family Guidance Center of Alabama where she utilizes her problem-solving skills to identify new solutions to challenges facing our youth as well as our seniors. In her position Que was able to:
● Develop three new organizations for young adults
● Lead the S.M.A.R.T. Girls Program, a program to increase participants’ readiness
for upper-level education
● Raise over $2,000 for the S.M.A.R.T. Girls Program by running a community
fashion show Que.
Is the Co-Founder of Friday Night Live( A summer Activity Program for the Youth)
Que’s passion and commitment to her community are unyielding and she is without a doubt a black history maker.
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