My Block My Hood My City
- Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale
- Bronzeville, Near South Side
- Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham
- Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore
- Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park
- Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
- Lincoln Park, Old Town
- Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park
- Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale
- Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop
- Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park
- Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town
Hundreds Of Volunteers Come Together To Help My Block, My Hood, My City Light Up The South Side
“We look down King Drive now, and we see a lot of helicopter lights, police lights,” founder Jahmal Cole said. “... I wanted to do something simple and reduce the blight by hanging up some [holiday] lights."
My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Light Up King Drive Saturday
The nonprofit is inviting volunteers to decorate a 12-mile stretch of King Drive Saturday. A free concert and tree lighting ceremony will be broadcast virtually, too.
New Intimate Doc About My Block, My Hood, My City’s Jahmal Cole Set For Festival Debut In 2021
"A Tiny Ripple of Hope" chronicles the highs and lows of running a rising nonprofit organization in Chicago while Black.
Hundreds Of Holiday Decorations For Sale From ‘Wreaths Of LUV’ Program Teaching Workplace Skills
Twelve youths and young adults are being paid an $800 stipend for the 10-week program, where they create holiday decorations and learn workplace skills and etiquette.
Give Blood At This South Side Restaurant This Weekend And You Could Get A Free Thanksgiving Plate
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged for the weekend blood drive hosted by Josephine’s Cafe, 436 E. 79th St., in Chatham.
Here’s How You Can Help My Block, My Hood, My City Light Up King Drive This Holiday Season
My Block, My Hood, My City aims to light up 500 homes and more than 500 street poles along 12 miles of King Drive this year.
Breonna Taylor Rally Raises $45,000 To Support Black Women And Girls: ‘It’s Time For Our Voices To Be Heard’
My Block My Hood My City organized the Daley Plaza rally, bringing together hundreds to mourn the 26-year-old EMT shot by police in Louisville and to help support organizations led by and serving Black women and girls.
West Side Teens Take Cops On Neighborhood Tour, But Have Mixed Feelings On Expanded Community Policing
The My Block, My Hood, My City youth-led tours aimed to give new officers a better understanding of the issues facing the communities they police.
‘Hit The Hood’ Organizers Gearing Up For A Labor Day Weekend Full Of Fun And Activism
Grants of $5,000 each are available to organizers of community-led events across Chicago. A fish fry in Chatham, a South Shore back-to-school celebration and a march against the city's police contract are already in the works.
South Side Businesses Devastated By Coronavirus And Looting Get Lifeline Thanks To My Block, My Hood, My City Grants
More than 200 businesses will receive grants from the organization. "Right now, we need small businesses in our neighborhoods to thrive more than ever. These grants will provide help to rebuild and reopen, block by block."
Rogers Park Cleans Up After Tornado: ‘Destruction Like I’ve Never Seen’
No major injuries were reported in the city's first tornado in two years.
Fine Dining Chefs, Pizza Joints Team Up To Sell Gourmet Pizzas To Help My Block, My Hood My City
Pizza fans can help My Block, My Hood, My City and try flavors like poutine and chilaquiles, jamon y melon and ratatouille.
My Block, My Hood, My City 5K Going Virtual
The second annual My Block, My Hood, My City neighborhoods race will take place Aug. 9-16.
My Block, My Hood, My City Paying For 100 Chicagoans To March On Washington To End To Police Violence
The march is being organized in response to Minneapolis police killing George Floyd. It will be held the 57th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.
My Block, My Hood, My City Needs Volunteers To Deliver Masks And Gloves To Seniors This Weekend
Each of the 1,000 safety kits is packed with two masks, hand sanitizer and five pairs of latex gloves.
You Can Help Clean Up This Greater Grand Crossing Block Thursday Morning
My Block, My Hood, My City is leading a cleanup of the 7100 block of Vernon Avenue 10 a.m. Thursday.
Want To Stop The Violence This July 4 Weekend? Get Grant Money From My Block, My Hood, My City To Keep Your Community Safe
Community activists across neighborhoods came together to create the Hit The Hood peace initiative. Here's how you can volunteer to help.
My Block, My Hood, My City’s Youth-Led Tours Returning July 11
Tour guides and attendees will be required to wear masks while going around the West Side.
After Raising More than $1 Million, My Block, My Hood, My City Is Accepting Applications for Small Business Fund
Businesses can apply for a Small Business Relief Grant through July 1 to help reopen during the coronavirus pandemic and rebuild after possible damages from looting.
Chicagoans DO Protest Gun Violence And Organize For Safer Neighborhoods All The Time. Here’s How
“If you want to reduce violence, you just got to pretty much show up. You got to show up. And if you're not willing to walk into a nonprofit and say, 'How can I help?,' you're probably part of the problem."