Our History

Kids Off The Block was founded in July 2003 in the home of Diane Latiker. Since July 2010, we have moved to an office space. Beginning with 10 kids from the neighborhood, KOB as it’s known, has served over 2,000 youth across the city of Chicago. 

We are based in the Roseland Community on the far south side of Chicago. We service youth 12-24 years of age. Monday thru Friday 4:00pm to 8:00pm Monday thru Friday during school months. Summer months are Monday thru Friday 2:00pm to 6:00pm.
BET Awards 20123 “Shine The Light” CNN Top Ten Hero of 2011 / CNN Hero of the Week, Marion N’Zinga Award, Cook County Peggy A. Montes “Unsung Heroine Award, Fenger High School “Community Youth Activist Award Dwayne Wade Foundation ” Village Keepers Award”



Contact Us

11623 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60628

Phone: 773-941-6864
Fax: 773-264-9761

Diane Latiker
[email protected]

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