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M.M.A.D. Founder Robert Calhoun Contributes to North Lawndale

M.M.A.D. Founder Robert Calhoun Contributes to North Lawndale

Robert Calhoun, also known as Rock, is one of the founding fathers of the North Lawndale organization known as Men Making a Difference (M.M.A.D.). He and other men in the community decided they needed to facilitate changes and offer youth examples of positive male role models. “The organization was formed in a vacant lot with […]

Chicago Hope Academy Graduates Entrepenuers and Humanitarians

Chicago Hope Academy Graduates Entrepenuers and Humanitarians

Chicago Hope Academy is a program started by John Vaile, president of Vaile Financial Group, in the North Lawndale neighborhood, with the intent of inspiring teens to remain in their community and open businesses. Some schools are changing lives and taking their neighborhood back using a combination of education, athletics, and faith. One could proclaim […]

The News School Looks to Teach Journalism Skills in North Lawndale

The News School Looks to Teach Journalism Skills in North Lawndale

In Chicago’s North Lawndale community, St. Agatha’s Church has stood the test of time. For the last 125 years, it has been a beacon of the neighborhood, acting as its strength and even its spiritual foundation. Over the years, St. Agatha’s has grown and evolved in such a way that it is not just a […]

Saint Agatha’s Programs Start From Ground Up for Those Without Ground

Saint Agatha’s Programs Start From Ground Up for Those Without Ground

For almost two years David Wolfe has worked with six other members of the Saint Agatha Catholic Church program board. They are each in charge of individual programs and have different responsibilities as part of Saint Agatha’s. Wolfe serves as the administrator of the technology program. His focus is on consulting others about funding for students who need internet […]

Creative Scott Is a Great Influence in North Lawndale

Creative Scott Is a Great Influence in North Lawndale

Creative Scott was born and raised in the North Lawndale area of Chicago, where he grew up on 16th and Avers. Scott has been a business owner for 23 years in this community. He is on the Board of Directors for the North Lawndale community newspapers, the first USCCA Afro American training counselor, certified concealed carry […]

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