Family Game Night

Join us for a game night for the whole family! Spades tournament with $300 prize, Bingo with prizes, card and table games, lawn games, dancing and karaoke. Dinner will be served.

Superbowl Watch Party

Come hang out and watch the big game on the big screen! Inflatables, music, games, raffles, food and fun for the whole family! Dinner will be served.

Freedom Bash Teen Kickback

Join us for a FREE community kickback. Join us for a laid back night of music, dancing, card games, board games and more. Dinner will be served.

Hundreds Gather for March Madness / Spring Registration Event

We had a great turnout this past Saturday for the latest event co-sponsored by BYN Sports and Fitness, Arts and Science Academy and Communities Partnering for Peace. Over 200 people came out to watch the March Madness Final Four games, eat dinner, register for spring programs and enjoy bounce house games.

There are many more upcoming Safe Space events this Spring and Summer. Join us next Friday, April 13 from 5-10 pm for our next event, a Family Game Night for all ages.  Come out and play Spades, Dominoes, Charades, Pictionary, Uno, Bid Whist, Casino, and more!

Youth Peace Walk Brings Community Together

In partnership with the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative, Breakthrough took action against Chicago violence in a Youth Peace Walk & Rally on Saturday, June 10. During the 30-minute walk, more than 200 youth, adults, and many of you, our supporters, marched the streets of East Garfield Park carrying signs and sharing the message of anti-violence, “Peace Begins With Us.”

The walk, facilitated by the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative, of which Breakthrough is a member, began at different starting points throughout the neighborhood. At the end of the walk, all participating organizations met in the center, at the East Garfield Park Neighborhood Market, where a rally was held.

At the rally, our youth made a pledge many of us never considered at such a young age: they committed to put an end to the violence in East Garfield Park. They also read the names of 33 of their neighbors who have been lost to violence this year.

Local 27th Ward Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. also gave a peace pledge. Following the rally, the market continued, featuring entertainment and vendors offering fresh produce and ice cold lemonade.

Thanks to Breakthrough, these hopeful and committed kids have an alternative to the gangs and violence that surround East Garfield Park. At Breakthrough, they have academic support to help them excel in school. Arts and science clubs to expand their skills and creativity. Sports teams to keep them engaged and healthy.

Visit our Facebook page to see a video of the walk; the kids' speeches; and more photos.

Partner organizations of the East Garfield Park Youth Collaborative are Marillac St. Vincent Family ServicesGarfield Park Community Council, Beidler Elementary, Priscy's Production Outreach Program NFPTaproots, and Chicago West Community Music Center.