When I run along 80th Street from State Street to Cottage Grove, there are eight or nine block clubs along with old block club signs that say "no littering, no loud music, no ball playing in the street, no car repairs." They're all warnings, but no block club sign ever stopped people from doing those things. I thought, why can't these signs say yes? "Yes, we welcome you. Yes, we want you to be here. Yes, we reach out to new people. We value safety, we value respect."
I'm honored to join the family of BHSI Fellows. Such a special group of people that jumped and decided to be the change. Its gonna be a great Chicago Ideas Week. Stay tuned! https://www.chicagoideas.com/bhsi