Our group will serve by partnering with local ministries that are actively working with children and churches on the north side of Chicago. We will be in the Humboldt Park/Hermosa neighborhood of the city, which is largely influenced by the Puerto Rican culture. The organizations we partner with primarily facilitate kids’ summer programs in addition to a few that work with seniors and the homeless population in the Humboldt Park area. YouthWorks groups get to experience the very relational neighborhood at a weekly church service held at the housing site. Other evening activities include a trip downtown to Grant Park and Millennium Park, hearing from a community speaker, and sharing a meal with local residents at a weekly cookout.
This trip, will be much like previous summers trips with YouthWorks. There will be other churches joining us at this site and we will build relationships with them too.