On a recent day in early August, Ms. Latiker of Kids Off the Block inspected the outdoor basketball court that the nonprofit uses as a home base, hosting tournaments, comedy shows and other events in hopes of keeping children busy — and safe. It is erected next to a memorial for young people killed by […]
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 […]
Diane Latiker thinks a 12-year-old kid should be worried about his grades and who he has a crush on—not about getting shot on the walk home from school.
Chicago mom has opened her home to thousands of teens in one of the city’s most violent neighborhoods
Her smile is infectious, her spirit is inspiring. Diane Latiker has changed the lives of thousands of boys in one of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods.
Steve Harvey interviewed KOB founder Diane Latiker.
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, […]