5th Annual Safe Summer League Championship Games at the United Center
Basketball—With over 3,000 in attendance for Near West's 5th Annual Safe Summer League at the United Center, young people and their parents who chose “safe streets” and healthy alternatives this… Continue
Community Events and Projects—On August 16 at 4:00 p.m., we would like to invite you to view the West Have Safe Summer Basketball championship games, to be held at the United Center—located at 1901 West Madison… Continue
Basketball—On August 8th, our West Haven Safe Summer Basketball All Star Championship game was televised by the Basketball Channel. Westside came out on top in a tight game.
All news—Presently Near West is seeking sponsorship funding in support of the West Haven Giants and the West Haven Diamonds through this special opportunity. We are offering the naming rights to the… Continue
Health, Science, Music and More!—"OOO Multimedium" & "Near West Side Community Development Corp." brought together 12 kids from a Music class with "After School Matters" at Crane High School to write, produce, record and shoot a… Continue
All news—Thanks to a grant from LISC/Chicago and Kraft Foods, Near West is amping up our health and wellness programming! In addition to sports, we are focusing on nutrition education, healthy cooking, and… Continue
All news—The 2011 Winter Showcase took place on December 21st at the Abraham Lincoln Center. Over 100 people attended the event to catch a glimpse of what Youth in Action has been up to this past season!
All news—Jailon O'Neal is a Youth in Action All-Star! Read a bit more about his background in boxing at Jackson Square.
In the News—August 2, 2011 - Earlier this year, Chicago-based Xerox employee Alex McNulty was awarded a one-year paid social service sabbatical—one out of seven employees to receive the sabbatical… Continue
Football—Former Chicago Bear, Bobbie Howard, coaching youth.
Chicago, IL - The Near West Side Community Development Corporation has recognized the absence of youth football in West Haven; so in an… Continue
Youth Zone—Near West has officially launched its after school and summer youth programming entitled Youth in Action. Youth in Action is a collaboration between the Chicago Housing Authority and Near West Side… Continue
Boxing—A slideshow from our Boxing Club over at Crane High School. Many community youth participate after school with training from Coach James "Tiger" Flowers. The day these photos were taken, we had some… Continue