Hit The Hood Memorial Day Weekend Initiative


Continuing its efforts to curb violence throughout Chicago, My Block My Hood My City has partnered with 9 other community groups to host events over Memorial Day Weekend through the Hit The Hood initiative.

For a second consecutive year and with $50,000 invested, My Block My Hood My City is funding and hosting events throughout the city of Chicago in an effort to provide communities in the south and west sides with activities during Memorial Day Weekend. Over the course of three installments (Fourth of July and Labor Weekends to follow) My Block My Hood My City will fund up to $150,000 of activities to encourage youth to get out and engage in the community in safe and unique ways during a time when violent is usually high throughout the city. The ‘Hit The Hood’ initiative was started out of a need to do something during the height of uncertainty last year. Ten organizations are expected to participate in total this weekend. Below are the organizations with their times and locations:

My Block My Hood My City

6500 s Racine 5/29 12-4pm

WakeUpChicago

14th and Morgan 5/31 11-6pm

Think Outside Da Block

6603 S Hermitage Ave 5/29 2-8pm

Nita’s Love Train

The March will be at 63rd and Ashland but the pop up will be at Ogden park (65th and Racine) / 5/29- 2pm-4pm

National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum

10406 S. Maryland Ave. 5/31 2-8pm

Them Sisters

109th Perry/ 5/30 12-3pm

Berto Aguayo/ Increase The Peace

2600 S Christiana/5/29 4-9pm

Mr. Dads Fathers Club

6300 S Ashland/12pm on 5/29

Heavenly Cynt Youth

Douglas Park/ 5/31 1pm

Changing lives

1401 s Sacramento 5/29 12-3pm

“My Block My Hood My City is here to serve the community first before anything else” said Jahmal Cole, Founder of My Block My Hood My City. “Unfortunately we know that there are certain weekends in the city that have a tendency to bring more violence than others. To ‘Hit The Hood’ one does not need to have a whole organization, just a heart ready to serve. That is why M3 has put together funds to help those that reach out to us.”

To learn more about these grants please visit www.formyblock.org/grants and to donate to the Hit The Hood Fund please go to https://formyblock.salsalabs.org/hitthehood/index.html


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