Englewood has consistently made news headlines for having the highest hardship index in Chicago.
The Union League Boys & Girls Clubs Englewood Initiative was developed in 2015 in response to the high rate of violent crimes, gangs, socioeconomic disinvestment, and poverty impacting families and neighborhood schools.
"I want the rest of Chicago to know
I'm in a bad neighborhood, but I'm
just like them. I'm just like you.
Don't judge us. Give us a chance."
- Diamond, 13, Nicholson Club member
Club opens in the
Stagg School of Excellence,
the first Boys & Girls Club
in the community
in 10 years.
New Club sites open at
Nicholson STEM Academy,
DS Wentworth Elementary,
and TEAM Englewood
CPS opens the
Englewood STEM High School,
and a new Club site opens
within, serving 250 youth
in the first year.
Clubs in Englewood
Youth Served in 2019
raised so far
Open Doors to great futures.
As the Union League Boys & Girls Clubs serves more Englewood high school members, there will be a need for at least 100 more scholarships in years to come.
scholarships awarded in 2019
"I'm grateful to the Union League Boys & Girls
Clubs for the scholarship as it is helping me
work to achieve my goal of continuing my
education and building a great future."
- Taylor Jackson, Alumnus & former Youth of the Year