Perea is the youth and housing organizer at Logan Square Neighborhood Association. In that role, he’s mentored hundreds of young people in Hermosa, Logan Square, Avondale and Belmont Cragin, according to the campaign.GoFundMe

Community Steps Up To Help After Mentor To Hundreds Of Hermosa And Logan Square Kids Critically Injured In Accident

Brian Perea, also known as Smiley, DJ Smiley and, simply, B, suffered a head injury while visiting family in Puebla, Mexico, according to an online fundraising campaign.

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The Birds, The Bees And Consent: How One Chicago Classroom Navigates Evolving Sexual Education

After the revelation of widespread abuse in Chicago Public Schools, more schools are teaching the meaning and practice of consent.

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Can Art Revive South Chicago? These Artists Are Trying To Infuse New Life Into The Neighborhood

Devastated by the downturn of the steel industry, artists are working to revitalize South Chicago by transforming vacant buildings into art studios.