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Community Service Archives - Kids Off The Block

Community Service

“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 […]



Barack Obama facing the Chicago black sling

Barack Obama facing the Chicago black sling

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, […]


Diane Latiker – Daily Point of Light

Diane Latiker – Daily Point of Light

“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, […]


MLK Day of Service

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!