Fighting for a brighter future.
Thank You To The Chicago Community Trust
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The Chicago Community Trust is one of our biggest supporters and we would like to say “Thank You”, without you we would not be able to help these amazing children! For 98 years, The Chicago Community Trust, our region’s community foundation, has connected the generosity of donors with the community needs by making grants to

Life of a young Iraqi girl

“Hi, I’m good, though it has been depressing to go back to Iraq after everything I saw. I was accepted and supported there, and I came here to find that not even my family accosts me or support me. I mostly read novels in my free time or play video games. As what I write, I don’t know

Becoming A Runaway

Yesterday, I ran away from home. No, I’m not the typical runaway teen I ran away because I felt trapped and felt like I didn’t matter to the people who meant the most to me. My sister and I had a small fight that turned into a big fight because she made it into something

The Encouragement Lend a helping

They look at Me like I’m crazy. Do they think that maybe. I’m a sinner of My own kind. I’m rapping My own rhyme. I fly high to the sky, no lie. You can’t achieve to decieve Me. I’mma get My college Degree, no GED. I’m drama free, so You see I’m anxiously waiting on

Man In The Mirror
Man In The Mirror

I wish people can just stop shooting and just be peaceful. Why can’t we just have a little peace in our world? If only people would listen to inspiring songs like, “Man In The Mirror” from MJ To make a change in their lives, being that man or girl or teen in the mirror. Then

What We Want Boys to Know
what we want boys to know

We want boys to know that we just want to talk. We want them to care about our feelings and love us for who we are, not how we look. We want boys to know that we are not punching bags; we are women. We want boys to know that we should be respected right.

The perception of violence from the girls of Englewood
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Guns and Violence are everywhere. Wherever you go it’s there. It’s not safe; I wish it was. Everyday someone on the news from being shot, hurt. In my head I keep saying, Why, why is this happening? I know how it feels loosing someone you love. Boys should stay out of the streets and leave

Living in Englewood

Living in Englewood is just another test for me And I’m glad if everyday I passed. Because it’s hard to be successful When everyone around you are like crabs in a bucket. No one wants to see you make it unless they’re coming. It’s a lot of hatred out here in the world. But I

Day 7. A Day In The Life Of A 12 Year Old Girl In Englewood

Yesterday, I was in class and I was sitting down. I was talking to my fellow students about an incident that had occurred earlier that day, where a mother of one of my friends that I call my “sister” came to the school because so many of the kids in her classroom were bothering her