Posts Tagged ‘youth’

BUILD Chicago, Chicago, IL

BUILD Chicago main entry rendering

Since 1969, BUILD has helped thousands of young people transform their lives, and today reaches over 6500 youth and families annually with caring adult mentors and a rich variety of experiences in the arts, athletics, college & career preparation, entrepreneurship, leadership development, technology, and mental health programming. Their model blends the best practices of restorative…

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My Block My Hood My City Exploration Program

Landon Bone Baker Architects Hope Dinsmore assisting My Block My Hood My City Students with the Create Document Activity

Yesterday we hosted the My Block My Hood My City (M3) Explorers for the second time and had lots of fun showing them a brief overview of architecture and introducing them to the work we do here at LBBA. M3 explorers program provides underprivileged youth opportunities and awareness beyond their neighborhood by taking the teens…

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LBBA Hosts Youth Career Day for Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation

Emma Jasinski, Peter Landon, Jack Schroeder, and four young men from Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation posing for photo at LBBA office

Precious Blood Ministry of Reconciliation (PBMR), a restorative justice center on the South Side of Chicago, visited our office today with a group of 4 young men between the ages of 13-16 who are participating in their 6-week summer program. PBMR primarily serves court-involved and at-risk boys from the Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods.…

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Airlab is a team of 5 high school students and 3 college-level mentors, now young Chicago civic leaders, whose mission is to research and collect data on the indoor air quality (IAQ) at the Rosa Parks Apartments in the West Humboldt Park Community. Our program goals are to educate communities, organizations, and city leaders to…

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The Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program, Chicago, IL

Entrance of The Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program

The Solid Ground Supportive Housing Program provides a safe home for up to 16 homeless male youth ages 16-21 for a period of up to two years. The project is a gut rehab and addition to an existing 3-story masonry building. The program consists of two residential floors, offices, a common kitchen on the first…

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Open Door Shelter, Chicago, IL

9104 Open Door Shelter Unit

The adaptive reuse of a 7,300 sq. ft. Chicago 6-flat into a 16-bed transitional shelter for homeless teenagers provides a secure and supportive environment to encourage growth, stability, and self-sufficiency.  Volunteers of all ages spend time in the shelter with the kids preparing meals, eating, listening and telling stories. New colorfully stained Knothead bunk beds…

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