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 […]
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 […]
It was an honor to speak at President Obama’s Virtual Meeting!
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 […]
Diane Latiker has never been one to wait for others to solve problems.
KOB was so excited today at King College Prep, the Graduating Seniors and the Chicago Youth Philanthropy Group chose Kids Off The Block has their choice to be honored with a 2,000.00 donation!!! Thank you so much, and Congratulations!!!