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Chez Smith

Chez Smith
Chez Smith

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."

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

‘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.

Citywide

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.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Backpack Giveaways, Prayer Circles And More At Englewood Event Saturday

Personal hygiene will be available for teen girls as well.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

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.

Bronzeville, Near South Side