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Laureus Sport for Good USA Grant Supports Training

November 10, 2022

A grant from Laureus USA Sport for Good will provide coaches and parents in the Chicago area the opportunity for training in the Play Like a Champion approach. The grant promotes organizations that use sport as a vehicle for youth development and violence prevention.


Boxing Out Negativity Rides for Peace

September 1, 2020

Over 700 strong joined together on a late summer evening for a barbecue and bike ride that called for peace. The powerful event also showcased community resources from back-to-school supplies to free COVID-19 testing and mental health support.

Boxing Out Negativity Bike Ride for Peac

NLARA Provides COVID-19 Relief

August 15, 2020

When COVID-19 hit the North Lawndale community last spring, the NLARA provided support. The organization secured more than $35,000 in relief that it gave to member organizations, helping them to transition to virtual programming and continue to support area youth.


The Bloc

Transforms Children

September 15, 2020

The Bloc is about much more than boxing. This gym has become a place where young people get the resources they need and learn about their capacity for excellence. From a community food pantry to a virtual learning space, step inside the ring to learn what makes The Bloc different...

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