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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...


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.