Reach Out Community Center - BIG NEWS!!
THIS IS SO GREAT!! After years of work we finally got our building permit!! This means, in the early part of this year, we can start our buildout of Reach Out Community Center’s permanent home in South Lawndale, Chicago! Check out this short video for some shots of our home (currently) as well as our interior mock ups and some more goodies. A HUGE “thank you” to everyone for their support throughout this process. We truly wouldn’t be here without you.
All the best! -Dorothy Flisk, Founder
Reach Out Community Center, while respecting the uniqueness of each individual child, will seek to provide a safe and enriching environment in which the youth can freely express themselves, accept themselves, and learn the tools necessary to reach their highest potential. Reach Out Community Center will support the youth of the community in learning through a variety of educational and recreation programs that will help them express themselves through creativity, while acquiring new life skills.
ROCC 2017 Rewind
10th Annual Classic Hollywood Nights. Let's rewind and look back at all the memories our Reach Out kids accomplished in 2017!
Chicago's SW Side Youth - The Change Starts with You!
Reach Out Community Center NFP in the South Lawndale Neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side gives kids ages 6 to 17 engaging, nourishing programming after school and over the summer – at no cost to their families. These children are dramatically underserved by the current supplemental education options, a deficiency that can have irrevocable consequences for the youth and community as a whole. For over 10 years, Reach Out has been working in South Lawndale with local businesses, aldermen, schools, and families to build a program focused solely on the children. To bring them together, expand their worldview, build new skills, cultivate their curiosity, learn about their city, forge new relationships, and create opportunities. In South Lawndale where gangs and violence are a common path, this type of environment may very well be the difference between life and death. Right now, YOU can help Reach Out continue our work in South Lawndale. To keep these programs free for the families, we need donations. Give what you can - 10, 20, 100 – and know that 100% goes to programming and supplies for our kids. EVERY CENT buys supplies for art and craft projects, pays for transportation to museums and parks, and funds healthy snacks among other things. We sincerely thank you for your time and your generosity. Please follow us on Facebook for news and events and please … GET INVOLVED. For a little bit of time and a little bit of money, you can make a tremendous difference in the lives of these great kids, their families, and this strong Chicago community.