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Anti-Violence Academic Program Awards Essay Winners

Anti-Violence Academic Program Awards Essay Winners
Violence in Chicago is increasingly affecting the lives and communities of its youth. One outlet for young people to express themselves and suggest solutions to address youth violence is through the writing program and essay contest, Do the Write Thing. A previous post on School Zone explained the program which has culminated for this school... Read more »

A Response to Chicago's Violence: Community Action Day- May 4th

We know a gun can kill. We know a community can grow.  This is the text of the posters around Chicago promoting  Community Action Day on May 4th.  Sponsored by All Stars Project, Inc., the meet-up starts at 10:00 am at University Center Conference, 525 S. State Street, 2nd Floor.  The purpose is to kick... Read more »

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... Read more »
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