#TheTakeBack is an anti-violence / gun deterrent 501 C3 organization geared toward the youth of the South Side Chicago. Our annual back to school festival provides school supplies and a meal for more than 350 youth. Since 2014, we have provided more than 1,700 youth with resources to fuel active play, begin the school year with a bang and enjoy a day of peaceful fun in an encouraging environment.
With partnerships, donations and support from Viacom, BET Networks, The Community Builders, The Ellis Park Advisory Council, Bai Brand Beverages, Gift of Hope, Big Brothers, Big Sister of Metro Chicago,Power 92.3, 107.5 WGCI, FOX 32 News, WGN Radio, The University of Chicago, The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), Chicago Urban League, What's the Word TV, Chicago Youth Opportunities Initiative and other local organizations, #TheTakeBack showcased an array of positive encouragement, safe activities and endless fun for the community affectionately known as "The Low End" in Chicago.
We want to continue growing our service to the community in as many ways as we can. 2018 will focus on expanding our efforts to influence more youth positively. In addition to organizing another peaceful day for the youth of Chicago, #TheTakeBack will provide school supplies for each attendee, award larger scholarships to more children, increase awareness across all platforms & acquire more sponsorship through various networks.
We will focus on expanding our efforts to influence more youth positively. This means larger scholarship awards given to more children, and more ways to connect.
As we continue to grow, we hope increase awareness across more platforms than ever before, and acquire more sponsorship through various networks.
With all remaining funds, we plan to give school supplies to each child in attendance. Backpacks, notebooks, folders, crayons, markers, and highlighters.
We are CHICAGO!
The USA's third largest city. Home of the deep dish pizza, the Willis (we still call it the Sears) Tower & the 44th President of the United States. It was here that the number 23 took the basketball world by storm and created the most popular sneakers ever to be produced. Perhaps one of the only cities with only two seasons. The lakefront provides a cooling breeze in the summer and a bone-aching windchill in the winter.
No matter how much beauty and love you find in this city, here is another fact that has held true for more than a decade...
Chicago is one of the leading cities in the country in gun violence, and more specifically, fatal shootings.
Year to Date
Shot & Killed: 209
Shot & Wounded: 1007
Total Shot: 1216
Total Homicides: 222
In order to continue our efforts and bring positive change, we need help from you! Here are some supplies we will need to make this year's event great!