Rob Yanku is originally from Rhode Island and settled in Chicago in 2011. Rob attended the University of Rhode Island where he earned a BS in Marketing which he has applied to an IT sales career within Schneider Electric’s IT Division.
Rob was first introduced to the Franciscan Outreach through his work as the volunteer coordinator with St. Mike’s Church in Old Town and as a result has become passionate with the Franciscan Outreach’s mission.
“I have a deep connection with the idea that the organization keeps paramount the long term improvement of the life of the guests as much or even more than the day to day needs. The goal is to preserve the dignity of the guests and get them to the point of being self-sufficient through the necessary steps to build that person up. Building people up personally and professionally is something I always try to do in my life as I live the power of positive thinking.”