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.
A project of “presidential center” in the district of its beginnings arouses distrust even in its own camp. Where it all began… What could be worse? A popular activist in your neighborhood, you get involved in politics and, a few years later, using your image as a former activist in particular, you are elected, for eight years, […]
“I would be more scared to go in and close my door and not be a part of the solution. I have won over the most hardened young people,” says Diane Latiker, who’s given kids a safe place to go for activities, advice and respect since 2003. “They keep me alive and vibrant,” says Latiker, […]
Kids Off The Block would like to say a big “Thank you” to the University of Chicago Community Service Volunteers and Public Allies for all the hard work they did on organizing/cleaning the KOB Center and the Memorial Tribute to Young People killed by violence!
Big shout out to Gwendolyn Brooks students for coming out today and helping KOB to beautify our community. They did an awesome job, thank you so much!