Our Partners

UCAN, the fiscal agent, the North Lawndale Community Coordinating Council (NLCCC), a local grassroots community organization, and the North Lawndale Kinship Initiative at Old St. Patrick’s Church, a comprehensive community development movement, are major administrative supporters. Professional consultation, project management and training for adult coaches and mentors are provided by the Play Like A Champion Today organization.

Adult volunteers in the North Lawndale neighborhood and also adult volunteers external to the neighborhood serve as coaches, chaperons, mentors, tutors, trainers and in other support capacities for young participants. Together, these partners collaborate to meet the programmatic needs of schools, parks, teams, youth centers and community organizations that provide organized physical activity for North Lawndale’s young people.