Future Ties helps young people and families on the South Side of Chicago become the best version of themselves.

A Chicago Police officer, Jennifer Maddox launched Future Ties in 2011 while serving as a security officer at Parkway Gardens during her off hours. After noticing that young residents often caused trouble because they were bored, she convinced building management to open a basement so she could provide activities for the kids after school. The program has since expanded to operate year round, and Maddox hopes that one day Future Ties will be able to reach all 1,200 kids that live in the complex.

To see more on this organization please go to their website: http://futureties.org

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