Strides for Peace 2024 Race Against Gun Violence Fundraiser

2024 Race Against Gun Violence

Strides for Peace 2024 Race Against Gun Violence
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Strides for Peace created the Race Against Gun Violence (RAGV) with the goal to build capacity, promote collaboration and choose hope. The RAGV is the rallying point to raise funds for and awareness about what is being done to end gun violence and build Chicago's future.

You can choose to support Strides for Peace, which organizes the race and provides direct financial support and programming to nonprofits working on the frontlines, or you can directly support one of the participating organizations listed below.

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Strides for Peace

Our vision is a Chicago where all can thrive and live free of the fear of gun violence. Our mission is to increase the collective impact of community organizations working to END gun violence, save lives and build a stronger Chicago.

To do this, we seek to address investment and proximity gaps in efforts to end gun violence, by funding and seeding growth for a diverse collaborative of organizations throughout the city. Strides for Peace intentionally engages different sized organizations with a spectrum of interventions and responses – gun violence is too complex to be solved by only one or two approaches: we must work together.

Our partners, who are trusted and respected in communities most impacted by violence, inform all our work. We listen to and learn from them and they listen to and learn from each other. Together, we build individual and collective capacity so we all grow more effective in addressing the impacts of, and ultimately ending, gun violence.

A Project for Us from Strides For Peace on Vimeo.

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Advocate Trauma Recovery Center
The Advocate Trauma Recovery Center is a health care-based violence intervention program that provides quality services and resources to survivors of intentional trauma with compassion, respect and care. Our purpose is to aid individuals who have experienced trauma in rebuilding, restoring and strengthening their sense of safety by ending the cycle of violence. We provide access to trauma-informed care by acknowledging how past and present traumatic experiences and stress may impact the individuals and families we are serving. Our team is specially trained to support the unique needs of survivors and their families to foster hope for a better future.

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The BASE Chicago
The mission of the BASE Chicago is to leverage the power and passion of sports to empower youth (ages 8 to 18) on Chicago's west side to achieve their full potential by choosing to stay in school, graduate and get assistance to enter college or other career based training. BASE Chicago will prodice the city's best baseball and softball players, most importantly BASE Chicago will build some of the best citizens in Chicago.


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Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Complex problems require big thinking and teamwork. Brady's programs unite people of all kinds, to address all forms of gun violence. When we work together, we can solve our biggest challenges. These programs save lives.

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BUILD

BUILD is a nationally respected gang intervention, violence prevention, and youth development organization
based on Chicago's West Side. We work to save lives and mentor young people who live in the city's most
challenged neighbrohoods. 

Our mission is to inspire hope and offer opportunities so youth facing systemic obstacles can achieve
positive futures.

Our services reach over 2,500 youth a year helping them build hope, resilience, and a path to a promising future. 









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Challenge II Change

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CHAMPS Mentoring Program
The Mission of the CHAMPS Male Mentoring Program is to Educate, Empower, and Expose African-American and Latino Young Men beyond the four walls of the school in order to help them to achieve their dreams and goals. CHAMPS stands for Culturally Helping and Making Positive Success, and is a group mentoring program for boys and young men of color. Framed around Social Emotional Learning (SEL), violence prevention, and cultural relevance, CHAMPS delivers programming to support the development of positive racial identities and to provide youth with an optimistic view on education, their lives, and their family. CHAMPS works in schools and on weekends to bring young men in contact with positive male role models and expose them to new experiences, careers and ways of thinking.

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Chicago Adventure Therapy
Using outdoor adventure sports like paddling, orienteering, cycling, camping and rock climbing, Chicago Adventure Therapy (CAT) works with Chicago youth to have a lasting positive impact on their communities and become healthy adults by teaching effective social skills and strong leadership skills, increasing participants' sense of possibility, and fostering a sense of empowerment and personal responsibility.

$175.00

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CAASE - Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation

The Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation envisions a community free from all forms of sexual exploitation and sexual violence, including sexual assault and the commercial sex trade. CAASE addresses the culture, institutions, and individuals that perpetrate, profit from, or support sexual exploitation. CAASE is excited to be demonstrating our commitment to holistic violence prevention throughout Chicago by participating in this year's Race Against Gun Violence.

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Chicago Survivors


Chicago Survivors is a social service provider of multi-cultural services to family members who have lost a loved one to homicide in Chicago. Through a full range of services, including immediate crisis response, family trauma-informed counseling and criminal justice advocacy, we empower families to live beyond their extreme loss.

When the unthinkable happens, we'll be there.

Our Crisis Responders arrive at the scene or hospital within hours of a homicide to help survivor families cope and take the next steps. They provide information on the family's crime victim rights, including rights in funeral planning.

Our licensed Youth Clinical Counselors are specifically trained to provide therapy to children who have been severely traumatized. The Youth Clinical Counselors triage, support children, teens, and parents as they process their experience and fast-track referral of children who are severely traumatized.

Through Supportive Counseling, our Family Support Specialists provide coping skill-building to family members following their loss, including exercises in self-awareness, meditation and relaxation, stress reduction, anger management, assistance with insomnia, and other effects of violent loss.


In Illinois, the immediate surviving family members related to a homicide victim are crime victims too. This means you are entitled by law to respect, information, and services. Chicago Survivors is here to guide you through this experience. Our services are free, voluntary, and open to family members of Chicago homicide victims.

Join our team. Donate. Share.



#WHYIRUN - Abby, Chicago Survivors' Crisis Responder


Our website https://chicagosurvivors.org/ 
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ChicagoSurvivors/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chicagosurvivors/
Twitter https://twitter.com/ChiSurvivors
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/chicago-survivors/
Youtube - Watch 'Survivors on Loss and Everyday Violence': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4pdMF6BwSg

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Christ the King Jesuit College
Christ the King Jesuit College Prep, a Catholic school on Chicago's West Side and a member of the Cristo Rey Network, challenges and inspires its young women and men through the integration of academics, work experience, and extracurricular activities to lead lives of integrity, faith, and servant leadership for the greater glory of God.  

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Crater Big Brother Mentor Program

The Crater Big Brother Mentor Program (CBBMP) is a mentoring program endeavoring to make a difference in the lives of youth between the ages of 8-18, as well as the community, by providing mentorship, educational opportunities and life skills.

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Everytown Survivor Network

Through our members in the Everytown Survivor Network, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America gives a voice to survivors and victims of gun violence. The Survivor Network works to build communities of support around the country, and many of our survivors live in the Chicago area and lead our work with community partners to stem gun violence.

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E.Y.E. LEAD

The E.Y.E. LEAD Promise is E.Y.E. LEAD's commitment to its student participants to see them through their chosen pathway in life, whether that's college, a trade, or workforce development. 

E.Y.E. LEAD provides lifelong programming, mentorship and support to all of its participants, through all stages of life. 

E.Y.E. LEAD provides programming through its collaboration with community partners to provide holistic professional and personal development.  

E.Y.E. LEAD Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. All donations are tax deductible. 

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Faith Community of St. Sabina
The Strong Futures initiative first began in June 2016 as a pilot by the City of Chicago, Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS) in partnership with St. Sabina Church. Strong Futures addresses the needs of disconnected young adult males, between the ages of 18-28, who are justice-involved and/or have other barriers to stability, by connecting them with full time employment. Strong Futures provides intensive coaching, comprehensive wrap-around services, and support that will enable them to stabilize economically, retain employment, and develop into productive, responsible men in society. 


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Gary Comer Youth Center

Gary Comer Youth Center was established in Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood in May 2006. Our mission is to ensure students graduate from high school prepared for college and careers. We provide a safe and supportive environment for youth after school, on weekends and during school hours. We are committed to developing the full potential, talent and skill of young people from 5th grade through college graduation. We offer programming in three primary categories: academics, enrichment and college success.

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HelloBaby

HelloBaby from HelloBaby NFP on Vimeo.

HelloBaby is a not for profit organization whose mission is to support, empower and inspire families raising young children in underserved neighborhoods in Chicago.

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Hyde Park Kenwood Interfaith Council Anti Violence Task Force

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I AM A GENTLEMAN
OUR MISSION
The mission of I Am A Gentleman, Inc. is to engage, enrich and empower young men for successful careers, healthy lifestyles, marketable skills and well-balanced relationships.
 
OUR VISION
The vision of I Am A Gentleman, Inc. is to provide personal development classes and enrichment workshops embracing etiquette and statesmanship for young adult and adult men. We will provide guidance by our mentor opportunities, health and wellness workshops, career and advanced education leads, volunteer projects and various positive community initiatives throughout the year. It is our commitment to improve personal & professional relationships and overall emotional, physical and spiritual health.

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Jaya Beemon Foundation NFP
Jaya Beemon Foundation NFP works with underserved communities to empower at risk adolescents and young adults to become self-sufficient by creating platforms to promote innovative growth.

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Kids Off the Block

Kids Off the Block (KOB) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 2003 by Diane Latiker who opened her home to youth in her community to help them steer away from the negative influences they saw daily.  KOB works with youth, teens, and young adults ages 12-24 years old, offering homework help, mentoring, activities and a "safe place."

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The Kindness Campaign

Our Vision

We envision a future where compassion is at the core of all human interaction.

The Kindness Campaign implements fearless approaches to initiate social change and improvement by taking risks on new ideas and approaches, partnering "across lines" with people and stakeholders that share our belief to engage people and change the community for the better, today. We provide services for all sectors with a set of core values that drive our initiatives:

 

  • Health Equity

  • Education Equity

  • Workforce Equity

  • Public Equity


 

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Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago

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NeighborScapes
NeighborScapes is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to strengthen the physical and social fabric of neighborhoods, while creating a covenant of care, enrichment and development for young people.

One of our main projects for 2022 is our Innovation House Program. Innovation Houses are repurposed vacant homes occupied by Community-Building Fellows (CBFs). CBFs enjoy affordable room rentals in Innovation Houses and commit to 10 hours each month of community engagement. The goal is to transform neighborhoods of concentrated distress by participating in community change.

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New Community Outreach

New Community Outreach creates restorative spaces for healing, reconciliation and flourishing. We are a community based, non-profit organization committed to Bronzeville's youth and community. We collaborate with residents and organizations on the South Side of Chicago to provide programs, host events and respond to community-identified opportunities. 

Our work prioritizes partnerships with organizations and schools, such as Jackie Robinson Elementary, Dyett High School, the Bronzeville Community Action Council, Chicago Center for Youth Violence Prevention, and other local and city-wide organizations. Building on the relationships of our leadership and board of directors as well as the ministry of New Community Covenant Church, we lead restorative justice programing for high school students, maintain a community garden in order to provide fresh produce to our neighbors through distributions, and host a community-wide back-to-school fair annually among other neighborhood initiatives!

We envision a Bronzeville where youth and other community members meet trauma with restorative justice in order to renew the relationships (with ourselves, our neighbors, and our environments) which lead to our individual and collective flourishing.

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New Life Centers of Chicagoland
Within each community we serve, New Life Centers seeks to empower this generation to transform the next. Listening to our neighbors’ stories and requests, we work alongside community partners to create solutions that fit our neighborhood. We desire to host Centers to which neighbors can continually come with needs or ideas that transform their community. We envision a city where joyful, productive families, supported by the community, equip youth and neighbors with the vision and skills to live in fullness of life.

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Paving the Way Project Inc.

 "Paving The Way Project" serves as a voice for the Washington Park community, as an outreach program for violence prevention, and as a bridge between public service personnel and the public in hopes of building a safer and stronger community. 

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Project H.O.O.D.
We are creating leaders, strengthening character, seeking to end violence and generational poverty in urban areas. Some of our greatest assets reside in blighted neighborhoods. Our goal is to nurture these human resources and provide them with positive and consistent adult interactions. We focus on building their self-esteem, equipping them with the skills necessary to make appropriate life choices and exposing them to new opportunities. We cannot do this alone. Explore our website to find out how you can help.

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Purpose Over Pain
Purpose Over Pain is a nonprofit advocacy and support group for parents who have lost their children to gun violence.

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Ring of Hope
Ring of Hope's mission is to provide youth sports/fitness and mentoring programs as well as supply resources to enhance the quality of life for families in the Greater Grand Crossing community. It is the vision of Ring of Hope to reduce violence and increase opportunities that bring HOPE and open doors that will create a more equitable future for the Greater Grand Crossing community.


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SHE Chicago
Our mission is to use character education, community service and college and career training to transform inner city teen girls into powerful community leaders of tomorrow.

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Strengthening Chicago's Youth

Strengthening Chicago's Youth (SCY) is Chicago's largest violence prevention collaborative and a catalyst for innovation convened by Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Our mission is to connect and mobilize our community around a public health approach to violence prevention. We encourage partnerships that strengthen existing efforts so our youth can reach their full potential.

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Swervin' Through Stress
G Herbo's Swervin' Through Stress aims to destigmatize conversations around mental wellness among African American men by introducing and educating at an early age, as well as providing access to resources, tools and coping mechanisms to combat the long term effects of undiagnosed mental health both at the personal and community level.

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Target Area
Here at Target Area, we are awakening the spirit of leadership as a regional grassroots social justice organization with two offices in Illinois and sister organizations in Indiana, Michigan, and South Africa. We are building power in communities to solve stubborn problems using Research, Organizing, Mobilization, and Education (ROME).

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Together Chicago, Inc.

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West Town Bikes

West Town Bikes aims to promote bicycling in the City of Chicago, to educate youth with a focus on under-served populations, and to foster and serve Chicago's growing bicycling community. Year-round bike based youth programs offering instruction in bike building and mechanics, bike safety and nutrition and active lifestyle choices. The program also teaches science concepts, environmental awareness, personal responsibility and citizenship.

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Work Foundation
We are providing athletic training, academic support, & social emotional invention to student-athletics that will prepare them for the next level.

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