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Gyrls In The H.O.O.D. Founder Opens Health Services Center To Support South Side Girls
Chez Smith's new Reproductive Health Services Center provides girls on the South and West sides with a safe space to receive period products, hygiene supplies, counseling and other support.
A South Side Nonprofit Needs Your Help To Get Young Women Winter Boots For Christmas
The H.O.O.D. Angel Sponsorship will help 80 girls in Chatham get winter gear and care kits. "We mustn't forget about teenage girls."
At The H.O.O.D. House, Young Women Without Shelter Find A Safe Home: ‘This Is True Sisterhood’
While working with young, at-risk women on the South Side, Chez Smith realized many had nowhere to sleep — making it difficult to focus on anything else. She did something about it.
‘It’s All Good’ Episode 20: Barbershop Books and Beachside Eats
Two stories of Chicagoans inspiring and empowering the next generation of South Siders through literacy and entrepreneurship.
With ‘Fades, Fros And Books’ Barbershop Project, Young South Siders Can Get A Haircut While Boosting Their Reading Skills
The program was created by Brilliant Brown Boys Book Club founder Chez Smith. It aims to get Black boys excited about reading by connecting them with books in a place they feel comfortable: the barbershop.
Backpack Giveaways, Prayer Circles And More At Englewood Event Saturday
Personal hygiene will be available for teen girls as well.
Black Women Killed By Police Are Too Often Forgotten, Organizers Of Friday Vigil Say: ‘We Have To Demand Respect’
The Gone, But Not Forgotten event aims to unite Black women and encourage them to raise their voices. "I want us to learn how to protect each other," organizers said.
Like Pizza And Love Empowering Young Women? Check Out This Fundraiser
Customers will be able to donate 20 percent of their bill towards the Gyrls in the H.O.O.D. Foundation, which promotes reproductive education for teens and young women.