CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA
PeacePlayers Chicago is focusing work in the Roseland community, located on the south side of Chicago. Roseland is one of the most dangerous neighborhoods, with one of the highest crime and murder rate in the city. The “Wild 100’s” is what Roseland is referred to on the streets, due to an influx of guns, drugs and gangs. Our goal is to unite the Roseland community by providing a safe place for African-American and Hispanic American youth to play together. We will offer free year-round basketball programming focused on inspiring youth, developing leaders, creating new friendship, and mutual respect. We will work to unite this divided community and give the youth a sense of hope and be the catalyst of change in Roseland.