In 2020, The Bloc begins working toward its boldest strategic objective yet: Become easier and more desirable to join than any street gang on Chicago’s West Side. To achieve this goal, we have acquired a 10,000 square foot facility in West Humboldt Park. Despite the pausing our programming and facing uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we are forging a head to fulfill the mission.
The Bloc attracts youth who have been unfulfilled or unwanted by traditional outlets. Too often, these are the youth who turn to the streets for acceptance. In the 2020-2021 school year, we will work with 200 young people and empower them with boxing training, academic support, and enriching experiences. Fighters in our program have maintained 100% high school graduation and college acceptance rates since inception, and with your help, we can spread these results to kids all over the West Side!