It Takes a Village (ITAV) Chicago provides better physical education facilities and guidance to students at Chicago’s inner city schools. The organization provides resources and tools to these children and prides itself on engaging in hands-on assistance and mentoring to students.
JSSI proudly supports ITAV’s efforts to provide these lifelong benefits to students. The energetic and passionate individuals of ITAV instill into Chicago youth the value of hard work, discipline and achieving goals. The end result is that inner city children gain a fighting chance to break out of the bleak statistics that many of them fall into simply because of their environment.
JSSI sponsored ITAV Chicago’s inaugural charity event, VILLAGE Kids 2017. This evening fundraising event was to help the opening of a community center at San Miguel School. The center is to provide a safe space for children to participate in after-school activities; such as sports, fitness, arts, drama, tutoring, mentoring, and counseling. The new community center will also provide adult education classes, workshops and community events to uplift the entire Back of the Yards community.