BHM SERIES – The Present & Future Black History of Chicago: People To Know, Places To Go, and Things To See
SocialWorks was founded by Chicago natives Chance the Rapper, Justin Cunningham, and Essence Smith. They created the non-profit to empower the youth through the arts, education, and civic engagement. In addition to empowering the youth, SocialWorks partners with other organizations to bring resources to the community to help families and seniors. Tailoring programs focusing on education, mental health, homelessness, and performing and literary arts.
SocialWorks acts as an umbrella to promote the success of youth through its 5 additional initiatives. OpenMike creates a safe space for Chicago high school students to show their talents and network with other like-minded teens. WarmestWinter helps raise awareness of youth homelessness by hosting events like A Night at the Museum and Winterfest which help donate clothes, food, and coats. Kids of the Kingdom is a faith-based summer day camp for children 5-13 to help with key developmental skills. My State of Mind is a way to retrieve mental wellness resources digitally for immediate help with life. Lastly, Support CPS helps invest in Chicago public school students.
SocialWorks is a tool to guide the healthy well-being of our youth and our future leaders. For more information about Donating: https://www.socialworkschi.org/donate/ or Volunteering: https://www.socialworkschi.org/volunteer/ Remember, to use #WTWBHM to let us know more about Chicago black history makers. Happy Black History Month!