To help teenagers overcome the poverty and isolation they face, boosting educational attainment and opening them to opportunities that make a difference in their lives.

My Block, My Hood, My City provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood.  We take students on explorations focused on STEM, Arts & Culture, Citizenry & Volunteerism, Health, Community Development, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurism.

Core Values

  • Interconnectivity

  • Empathy

  • Hope

  • Civic Responsibility


Explore, Experience, Evolve

Explore: At My Block, My Hood, My City we believe in providing opportunities for others to step outside their comfort zone and explore new communities, cultures, and cuisines in an effort to gain a greater understanding of the world.  

Experience:  At My Block, My Hood, My City we believe in encouraging others to fully immerse themselves in new experiences, continuously soaking up new knowledge and expanding their network.  

Evolve:  At My Block, My Hood, My City we believe that each and every one of us needs to take responsibility for our communities; it is only through our efforts of service, empathy, and collaboration will we see our communities truly evolve.