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Heroes in the 'Hood

To qualify, nominees must be between the ages of 12 and 18, live in the city of Chicago and have performed the community service in 2017. Winners will receive tickets, transportation and lunch for a Chicago White Sox summer baseball game, a Plaque or certificate honoring their achievement, Media coverage in the Chicago CRUSADER newspaper, and other media, a “Heroes” T-shirt and Goody Bag. ALL applicants will be guests at the free reception and awards ceremony and be given certifications of recognition. Nominations for 2018 awards will begin Apri 1, 2018.

Stop the Violence

Applicants must be an adult leader of teens, principal, teacher, counselor or community leader who has developed a prevention, education or outreach project designed to reduce teen violence. The winner receives $1,000, donated by GO Airport Express and the Chicago CRUSADER Newspaper, to their school or project and both tickets and transportation for their teen group members to a Chicago White Sox game. Applications for the awards can be found here:

All nominees are invited to the free awards reception and ceremony held at the DuSable Museum, where winners are announced. Awards are given to the top three individuals; the top group and the Stop the Violence winner. All nominees are presented a certificate for their efforts.

For information on the Heroes in the ‘Hood/Stop the Violence programs, contact Lydia Eady, Joy Communication, 312-656-0305 or