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About Transforming Lives Academy

Mission Statement


Transforming Lives Academy’s mission is to work within the community to mentor and coach individuals desirous of becoming successful in all aspects of their lives.  Our dedication to higher education provides the platform by which we service today’s working learner.  We provide services to help students with mentoring, tutoring, coaching, GED and computer training.  In addition, students may attend seminars that provide training on dressing for success, entrepreneurship, career building, financial planning, and resume writing all to advance the community.


Transforming Lives Academy has been approved by the IRS as a nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly supported organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, and is incorporated and registered in the state of Illinois. As an approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law*

Gloria Andrews, President & Founder

President and Founder of Transforming Lives Academy, Bolingbrook, IL

Master’s Degree in Education from DePaul University, Chicago, IL.

Certified Adult Educator.


Mentor and Coach

  • Provides assistance to individuals to help them obtain employment.

  • Mentoring and coaching individuals to help change the quality of their lives.

  • Gloria works with young adults and youth to help them achieve their goals.  


Volunteer Work

Joliet Junior College, Joliet, IL  

  • Tutor

  • Mentor

High School Students in Bolingbrook, IL, Chicago, IL , Oak Park, IL, Naperville, IL and surrounding communities

  • Tutor

  • Mentor

Former Cara Program, Chicago, IL 

  • Aided individuals in successfully earning their GED certifications

  • Tutor

  • Mentor

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