Save Our Streets was formed in response to the extremely high level of crime and violence that has been plaguing many underserved communities for the last 5 years. Although the news about youth violence eventually affects every young person, most of the young people directly affected grow up in the most distressed urban neighborhoods. In these areas, school dropout and unemployment rates are extremely high and many schools and social service agencies are struggling to stay open. These, plus many other circumstances that lead to youth violence and social issues, must all be addressed differently. By using a combination of positive programs, outreach, prevention, intervention, response, and mentorship, our organization has set forth to address many of these circumstances and issues.
IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE!
The core belief of Save Our Streets is that it's time for a change. We help to accomplish this through developing programs and providing outreach services, training, and resources to high crime, low-income communities. We provide educational, recreational, cultural, health, and lifelong learning opportunities for youth ages 13-21. We ensure the safety and well-being of at-risk youth; ensure their families have enough food in the households; and provide seasonal necessities to less fortunate families. These goals are accomplished through creating and implementing programs and solutions that improves health, education, human welfare and provide opportunities for youth and their families. We provide a central location where at-risk youth feel physically and emotionally safe, be free from danger, socialize with their peers, pursue their interests and be comfortable trying new activities. To support the basic needs of youth, we provide a free food program and an emergency food bank for those in need. We have also created a donation center that provides clothing, coats, blankets, toys, furniture and seasonal supplies for youth in need.
Our programs and services provided to the community will increase literacy rates; increase school completion rates; increase levels of education achieved; increase employment rates through job skills; increase participation in community groups and projects; increase social and emotional well-being; and, finally, ultimately, reduce recidivism rates.
SPONSOR A CHILD
Every child deserves a strong start and the best chance for a successful future. But too many children in the urban communities of U.S. aren’t getting the opportunity to reach their full potential. You can help change that. When you sponsor a child, you’ll give them the gift of a brighter future.
Helping Others While Helping Yourself. With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer.
However, the benefits of
volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career.
SPONSOR A PROGRAM
SOS helps real people struggling against difficult odds. When you sponsor a program through SOS, you invest in individual ideas and initiatives that change lives and help build more resilient urban communities. Help a strong, capable organization working hard to build better lives.
Corporate support is a visible sign of commitment to the educational and cultural enrichment of the region and beyond. We invite you to explore the possibilities for corporate partnership, which offer recognition and marketing opportunities at many different levels.
GIVE A DONATION
Children need your help today! With your donation you can save lives and deliver life-changing support to children that need it the most.
Save Our Streets NFP
Tax Status: 501(c)(3) EIN# 47-4045018
Phone: (708) 793-SAVE (7283)
Direct: (312) 538-3776