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Kids Off The Block Launches "Investing In Our Communities" Initiative!
Posted by Diane Latiker of Kids Off The Block on Sep 14, 2013
On Saturday, September 14, 2013 kicked off it's fist Initiative "Investing In Our Communities" for widespread improvements in Roseland!
What: A Roseland community convening to encourage faith-based organizations, elected officials, business owners and residents to invest in the neighborhood.
Who: Organized by Kids Off The Block founder and longtime resident Diane Latiker.
Guest Speakers Included:
The Honorable Robin Kelly, US Representative (2nd District)
Cook County Commissioner Deborah Sims
Ken Bennett, Regional Representative, US Secretary of Labor
Camiella Williams, Recipient "Young Peace Warrior" Award 2013
Darius Randle, Minister / Young Peace Warrior
Syron Smith / Founder/CEO National Block Club University
Why: We are concerned about the lack of reinvestment in our most economically challeged communities. There are vacant lots, abandoned buildings, spreading blight, lack of jobs, dearth of training facilities, failing schools, and waning support for the only hospital in our community.
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