Thank you for your interest in the North Lawndale Kinship Initiative.
Given the racial and religious divsion and political hostility we are experiencing in society today, we have come together to set a different course. Our community development partnership consists of engaged churches, schools, organizations, government agencies, elected officials, businesses and individual citizens in North Lawndale and Old St. Pat's that choose to work together to address the critical issues facing our city.
Our members obviously and proudly differ in many ways. We are city dwellers, suburbanites, Protestants, Catholics, non-believers, less and more wealthy, younger, older and in-between. We come from the west, south and north sides of the city and multiple ethnic groups. However, we know that above all we share God-ordained humanity and the desire to contribute to the common good. Thus we embrace "Kinship," and we need you with us on the journey.
Come cross boundaries with us as we dialog, dream, think, work, play and pray together in order to model Chicago city life at its best. It does not matter whether your gifts are great or small, we know that if you JUST SHOW UP, God and those of us gathered with you will continue to make great things happen.