2016 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
Chicago Youth Boxing Club (CYBC) is focused on giving youth a constructive, healthy alternative to gang and drug activity while also building the life skills necessary to pursue a positive future for themselves and their communities. CYBC offers three interconnected programs that support youth and community need in Little Village and North Lawndale: (1) access to health education programs and green spaces; (2) access to safe spaces for recreational purposes and social emotional services; and (3) comprehensive academic support and college preparation support. CYBC intends to utilize award funds to expand its student academic support center, particularly its college and career readiness program. This program is focused on college visits, application assistance, and resume development. In addition, it hopes to use funds to further develop the parent club to encourage greater parental involvement.
2008 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
To connect immigration impacted youth in Pilsen/Little Village with central Mexico neighborhood youth.