In an effort to promote more volunteering in Chicago, we're taking it upon ourselves to incentivize some action. Starting with our Woodlawn Clean Up event on August 19th, we'll be issuing Volunteer Cards to everybody. Any person who volunteers at our One Block at a Time Initiative, or any other Chicago organization, will have an opportunity to receive a free t-shirt or hoodie. Spend 16 hours volunteering in a year and get a free T-shirt. Spend 30 hours volunteering in a year and get a free hoodie. The city reflects who we are, and we have a responsibility to what it is. This incentive is our way of showing appreciation to our volunteers for doing what's right.
Jahmal Cole's Aunt Betty was inexplicably was shot dead by police. But rather than fight, Jahmal has set up program he hopes will make a difference. My Block, My Hood, My City takes young people on day trips out of their suburb - many for the first time.