Carol Sharp: President & CEO

Carol Sharp

Chicago, IL – Carol Sharp has been chosen as President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Night Ministry, an agency that provides human connection, housing support and healthcare to those who are unhoused or experiencing poverty.

A Chicago native, Sharp brings a deep passion for serving marginalized communities. Throughout her career, she has been dedicated to enhancing the living, learning and earning potential of under-resourced and underrepresented youth and young adults. Her unwavering commitment to mobilizing evidence-based resources that provide access has empowered future leaders to achieve beyond the limitations imposed by their community influences.

Prior to The Night Ministry, Sharp held influential leadership positions at Youth Guidance, Girls Inc. of Chicago, and Perspectives Charter Schools. Under her leadership, she played a pivotal role in shaping organizational operations, cultivating donors and partnerships, and championing the design and implementation of comprehensive program strategies that have supported youth in healthy living, academic achievement and life skills development.

She has also served as Senior Director of College Counseling & Community Partnerships at the Chicago Scholars Foundation, where she played an integral role in facilitating educator and youth development programs and leading a collaborative of attuned organizations striving to improve graduation rates for first-generation college students.

The Night Ministry is a Chicago-based organization whose mission is to provide human connection, housing support and health care to those who are unhoused or experiencing poverty. With an open heart and an affirmation of shared humanity, The Night Ministry compassionately accepts each individual as they are and works alongside them to advocate for their immediate physical, emotional and social needs. For more information, visit