Violence on Chicago's West Side routinely makes national news. Drugs, violence, and gangs mark the lives of its residents, and most importantly, its children.
The headlines are easy to ignore if you live in Chicago's North Shore - neighborhoods marked by affluence, stellar schools, and safety.
So we flipped the narrative. We asked the North Shore community: What if these headlines were in your neighborhood? What if those crimes were affecting your streets? What if your children were threatened daily? Would you do more?
The honest answer is likely, "yes."
Off The Street Club is Chicago's oldest boys and girls club. Against the backdrop of West Garfield Park, where crime, gangs and drugs are a daily threat, they offer hope. Off The Street Club provides a safe place for 3,000 children living in this neighborhood to find after-school tutoring, mentorship, and the chance to be a kid. With your help, we can make their futures brighter. Donate today.
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