Fighting Violence Begins with the Community- All Stars Sponsors Community Action Day

Fighting Violence Begins with the Community- All Stars Sponsors Community Action Day

Taking it to the streets, the All Stars Project of Chicago is partnering with other community organizations to recruit hundreds of volunteers to go out together into those communities hardest hit by violence to talk one-on-one, person-to-person with fellow Chicagoans.

I had the opportunity to meet founder Gabrielle Kurlander, All Stars Project CEO in November and she explained  All Stars  mission, “years of generational poverty and isolation have taken their toll on the ways these children view themselves and the world. What they are in need of most is connection. All Stars works to start development and make connections, bringing the young people into the mainstream.”

David Cherry, Director of the All Stars Project of Chicago told me he has stood with volunteers at transit stops in some of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods passing out information and invitations to the area’s youth to encourage them to take part in programs that the All Stars Project offers.

Theirs is an organization truly worth supporting and making a difference in impoverished neighborhoods beginning with a personal approach.  Read more about All Stars in my previous post.

All Stars is taking their mission farther with an inclusive Community Action Day. Community Action Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2013.  The purpose is to kick start a new kind of conversation about violence in Chicago’s neighborhoods and to take a step towards creating some new solutions.  Other partners in this event include Broken Winggz Foundation,   Ceasefire , Kids Off the Block, Afterschool Matters, and  Youth Service Project .

The Community Action Day teams will have a survey designed to spark thoughtful conversation, as well as information about youth development programs and organizations committed to creating positive change. The event is free, and All Stars Project will provide the necessary training and all the materials.

The last training date is scheduled for:

Saturday, April 27th 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Training sessions will be held at:

All Stars Project of Chicago

53 W. Jackson Blvd, Suite 1135

To register for training, call 312-360-0660 or email DCherry@allstars.org

 

Community Action Day- May 4, 2013

MEET UP LOCATION   10:00AM

University Center Conference Chicago

525 S. State Street, 2nd Floor

Make a gift or donate by clicking here https://donate.allstars.org . To learn how to get your company involved, contact Julie Lenner, Director of Development, at (312) 994-3101 or jlenner@allstars.org. For general information call 312-360-0660.

Contact David Cherry, Director of the Chicago All Stars Project at dcherry@allstars.org. The All Stars Project of Chicago is located at 53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1135, Chicago, IL 60604

Visit the All Stars Project, Inc. website at www.allstars.org

 

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