The United Fund of Illinois Inc, (BUFI) was founded in 1985 to promote self help, mutual aid and volunteerism. BUFI advocates freedom and equality through economic self reliance. We help people help themselves. BUFI is a 501 C (3) tax exempt organization which raises funds through payroll deductions in the workplace, individual donors and private grants. For more than 25 years, BUFI has provided managerial, technical and financial support for hundreds of community organizations serving thousands of people throughout Illinois. Learn how you can be a part of this exciting endeavor. Remember Henry English!
United we share the responsibility for creating a working model that builds a clean, safe, productive and peace-full community. A way of life that fosters self-determination with collective work & responsibility amongst black people from all walks of life. There is strength in Unity. We each have something we contribute to developing peace in and for our fellow man & woman.
Creating youth driven performances in weekly sessions, participants learn skills to investigate their world & then turn their feelings into performance pieces which are presented throughout the community, the state and, in a few cases, other continents. The result is socially conscious, youth driven productions that gives voice to girls’ issues & concerns. We teach emotional intelligence skills through self-awareness & empathy for others; assist with advance career exploration, cooperative learning & team building; provide opportunities for girls to practice citizenship skills including volunteering & community activism. Founder – Marvinetta Penn
“Building a better world, one community at a time” Empowering our communities by building a safe have through education, public safety, health and human services, and economic development. K.L.E.O. was founded in 2007 after Kleo Yolaughn Barrett, the youngest daughter of Pastor & Mrs. T.L. Barrett Jr. was killed by an ex-boyfriend at the age of 27. KLEO offers a dependable, caring environment for adolescences and teens who have been impacted by teen pregnancy, gangs and other challenges.
Founded in 2003 by Syron M. Smith, National Block Club Univeersity is a not-for-profit organization designed to teach & develop residents to combat crime & disorder. NBCU tracks, monitors, & counters acts of violence throughout 167 of America’s most dangerous neighborhoods. National Block Club University is a daily process structured to create, nurture and sustain, strong, safe neighborhoods.
Community Development – Economic Empowerment – Housing Agency – Food Program – After School Program – Love Ministry – Community Activist – Volunteer Program
Suzanne Armstrong – Entertainment Center – Produce & Fruit Sales – Cultural Garden – Farmer’s Market
” 2016 – The Year of Progress” – Vernon Park Church of God is committed to loving God, loving others and serving others! – Minister with Purpose – Manage for Results – Empower Our People – Act with Complete Integrity –
Wendell D. Mosby is the founder and President of Just WIMP Company. WIMP stands for “Walking In My Purpose”. He has spent over 15 years as an empowerment speaker, youth advocate and community engagement specialist. He is also Chair of Chicago’s Young & Powerful PAC (YPPAC) and Illinois State Director for the Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network.