#TheTakeBack is an anti-violence / gun prevention initiative geared toward the youth of the South Side Chicago. Through this movement, we provide youth with a day of peaceful fun in an encouraging environment.

#TheTakeBack began in 2014.

In the first two years, the initiative has serviced more than 700 youth & more than 150 young-adult volunteers led activities that encouraged and uplifted the children during safe play. Every year, each participant receives a meal to fuel them throughout the day. Last year, 5 youth received scholarships by raffle and every child left with 3 folders, 2 notebooks, pencils & pens.


What we need:
501 C3 Status
Park Permit
Street Permit
Basketball Court Permit
Food to Feed 500+
DJ & Equipment
Marketing/Advertising Collateral
Customized T-Shirts
Customized Banner
Bouncy Houses
Activities Supplies
“Thank you” items



#TheTakeBack 2016 will focus on expanding our efforts to influence more youth positively. In addition to organizing another peaceful day for the youth of Chicago, #TheTakeBack will provide school supplies for each attendee, award larger scholarships to more children, increase awareness across all platforms & acquire more sponsorship through various networks.


With all remaining funds we plan to give school supplies to each child in attendance.
Writing Utensils
Two Notebooks
3 Folders


#TheTakeBack 2016 will take place Saturday, August 6 at Ellis Park on 3700 South Cottage Grove from 12pm to 5pm!