On Saturday September 30th from 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. at the Stony Island Arts Bank, My Block, My Hood, My City's Founder, Jahmal Cole will be releasing his new book, Exposure is Key: Solving Violence by Exposing Teens to Opportunities. There will be hors d'oeuvres served by Chef Gavin and drinks provided by Love Cork Screw . The $20 admission fee provides guests with a copy of the book, food, drink, and entertainment provided by Anthony Evora, DJ Alo, and Singer/Songwriter Stephen Sauer.
All proceeds for this event will go toward My Block, My Hood, My City's Explorer's Program in an effort to take students to Ghana this summer.
My Block, My Hood, My City Explorers will get the chance to experience a class at Northwestern Law firsthand. They will be meeting with the professor prior to the class to get an introduction to law and ask questions. They will then sit in on a class in which students will be demonstrating a mock trial.
My Block, My Hood, My City will be kicking off this year's explorations with a Family Night at the Black Ensemble Theater on Friday September 1st. My Block, My Hood, My City Explorers and their families will be treated to Giordano's pizza and a showing of Last Dancer Standing (More than Hip-Hop). A huge thank you to The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation for making this exploration possible!
In the spirit of interconnectivity and civic duty, join My Block, My Hood, My City as we continue our 'One Block at A Time' Initiative this August. In partnership with Chicago Cares, My Block, My Hood, My City is looking for volunteers to support our neighbors in the Woodlawn community through various beautification service projects. Volunteers will engage in a morning of service, starting at the Jackson Park Fieldhouse for check-in and and kickoff. Volunteers will disperse and serve at various sites throughout the community including community gardens, park and lot clean up sites and a mosaic project with Green Star Movement. All projects will be in walking distance from the Jackson Park Fieldhouse.
Partner:The mission of My Block, My Hood, My City is to help youth overcome the poverty and isolation they may face, boosting educational attainment and opening them to opportunities that make a difference in their lives. Let's do the right thing and play a part in improving our communities and parks, while showing appreciation for those who strive to do so every day.
Location: 6359 S. Stony Island