Strides for Peace 2024 Race Against Gun Violence Fundraiser
Event Fundraiser: Strides for Peace 2024 Race Against Gun Violence
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.
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.
Advocate Trauma Recovery Center
The BASE Chicago
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
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
Our mission is to inspire hope and offer opportunities so youth facing systemic obstacles can achieve
Our services reach over 2,500 youth a year helping them build hope, resilience, and a path to a promising future.
CHAMPS Mentoring Program
Chicago Adventure Therapy
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.
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/
Youtube - Watch 'Survivors on Loss and Everyday Violence': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4pdMF6BwSg
Christ the King Jesuit College
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.
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.
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.
Faith Community of St. Sabina
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.
I AM A GENTLEMAN
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."
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.
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.
New Life Centers of Chicagoland
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.
Ring of Hope
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.
Swervin' Through Stress
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.