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Announcements Archives - Kids Off The Block

Announcements

Preventing Violence and Protecting Children

Preventing Violence and Protecting Children

CHICAGO (WLS) — After two dangerous and deadly weekends in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Police Superintendent David Brown said it would be an all-hands-on-deck approach to keeping people safe over the July Fourth holiday. ABC 7 Chicago spoke with two people who have long been working in Chicago neighborhoods to address violence. Diane Latiker […]


Kids off the Block founder Diane Latiker honored as ‘Frontline Hero’ by Variety Magazine

Kids off the Block founder Diane Latiker honored as ‘Frontline Hero’ by Variety Magazine

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago activist and beloved neighborhood mom Diane Latiker is being honored as a “Frontline Hero” by Variety Magazine. Latiker founded the nonprofit Kids off the Block in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. A mother of eight and grandmother of 21, she’s also welcome thousands of boys into her home over the years. In 16 […]



“Pick Up & Go” Event

“Pick Up & Go” Event

On Wednesday June 3, 2020, Kids Off The Block, Inc. (KOB) hosted a Pop Up “Pick Up & Go” Event!!! In a span of 4 hours we gave away: 600 meals, 500 cups of sanitizer, 415 pairs of gloves and 3,722 masks! When I tell you the Young People showed up and showed out, they […]