Investing in our youth means investing in the community.

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Over the last 5 years, we’ve built a community of leaders.

Our leaders collaborate together to create a supportive, caring and sustainable network of youth programming. Year-round opportunities are provided to learn and play a variety of activities including basketball, baseball, boxing, chess, football, soccer, running, rugby, rowing and more!

Core Principles of Membership:

  • All children in North Lawndale have a right to play in a safe and nurturing environment.
  • Coaches and mentors attend workshops and commit to creating a compassionate and caring culture.
  • We use metrics to improve program participation and effectiveness with a focus on collective impact across North Lawndale.
  • We communicate and collaborate so we’re stronger together.
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We ❤️ our partners!
UCAN logoKinship logoNLCCC logoPlay Like a Champion logoLawndale Christian Fitness Center logoASWBL logo
Chicago Lions Rugby logoGirls on the Run Club logoThe BLOC logoBoxing Out Negativity logoChicago Westside Sports logo
The Investment logoLawndale Walk Run logoAmerica SCORES logoEndless Energy logoUrban Initiatives logoA Step Ahead logo
Chicago Training Center logo

Partner Spotlight

Endless Energy Sports

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Ana Sierra Women’s Basketball League (ASWBL)

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The Investment Basketball Program

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Reach out to learn more about upcoming community events and long-term volunteer engagements.

“Together, we are able to change lives.”
Debra Brown
Debra Brown
Cofounder, The Investment Basketball Program
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