2016 • 1 year • Chicago Commitment
My Block My Hood My City (M3) focuses on ensuring that all students graduate from high school and are equipped for college and career success. M3’s program takes teenagers from low-income neighborhoods on educational explorations that provide them with a firsthand look into different cultures, careers, people, and businesses. Its mission is to boost educational attainment, break down barriers to segregation, and counteract poverty and isolation through structured discovery explorations. By exposing youth to communities beyond their own, M3 believes that youth will be inspired to become active, engaged, and self-determined citizens. M3 intends to use award funds to expand its programs and services to Haprer High School and Paul Robeson High School.