Terri Clark (he/him) was born and grew up on the west side of Chicago in a Chicago Housing Authority development. After graduation from high school, he entered the U.S. Army. He spent 4 years in an infantry unit. After leaving the military, he started working for the government at the post office. From 1990 until 2015, he worked to raise his family.
In 2015, he became a volunteer with the Community Renewal Society, a social justice and restoring rights coalition. After that in 2022, he became a volunteer leader with the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois, and Restoring Justice Coalition, all of Chicago.
Today he is a proud advocate and helped to have six bills passed in the state of Illinois legislature. His last successful volunteer-related work was with the Pretrial Fairness Act, to end money bond in Illinois.