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CROWDRISE : Sep 20, 2017
Tax ID: 82-2278711
BASED: Chicago, IL, United States


Our Mission

By providing a safe and encouraging environment for youth to participate in active play, obtain resources and cultivate relationships, we hope to foster a mindset of peace & happiness that will prevent violent activity.

#TheTakeBack is an anti-violence / gun deterrent 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 four years, the initiative has serviced more than 1,700 youth & more than 200 millennial-aged 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. Since 2014 , 1 youth received scholarships by raffle and every child left with a bag stuffed with at least 3 folders, 2 notebooks, pencils & pens. 


With partnerships, donations and support from Viacom, BET Networks, The Community Builders, The Ellis Park Advisory Council, Bai Brand Beverages, Gift of  Hope, Big Brothers, Big Sister of Metro Chicago,Power 92.3, 107.5 WGCI, FOX 32 News, WGN Radio, The University of Chicago, The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), Chicago Urban League, What's the Word TV, Chicago Youth Opportunities Initiative and other local organizations, #TheTakeBack showcased an array of positive encouragement, safe activities and endless fun for the community affectionately known as "The Low End" in Chicago. The full list of our previous sponsors can be found at 


#TheTakeBack 2018 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. One day we'd like to host multiple #TheTakeBack events in the span of the year as well as expand to parks all around Chicago... and utlimately the US! 



Your contribution helps: 

Food to Feed 500+

DJ & Equipment

Marketing/Advertising Collateral

Customized T-Shirts & Caps 

Customized Banner

Bouncy Houses

Activities Supplies


"Thank you" items




With all remaining funds we plan to give school supplies to each child in attendance.


Writing Utensils

Two Notebooks

3 Folders



#TheTakeBack 2018 will be hosted this Summer. Be on the lookout! 


Get more info on the movement at! 


Tax ID: 82-2278711 •


#TheTakeBack 2018

#TheTakeBack 2018

Amount Raised:



0% Raised of $5,000 Goal