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CNU develops inner-city youth by encouraging them to forge ahead in their educational endeavors. We prepare students to learn and outfit them with the tools they need for success in and out of the classroom.

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Chicago Neighbors United is led by unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to giving back to the community.

Chicago Neighbors United began to combat the pervasive violence endangering the lives of inner-city youth. By producing positive community events, CNU would provide a haven from ceaseless gang turf battles and cultivate a sense of pride in the neighborhood's children.

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Chicago Neighbors United is led
by unpaid volunteers who are
dedicated to giving back to the community

Chicago Neighbors United needs your support. You can help us continue to serve the community by donating or volunteering your time.

What We Do?

All of our programs are designed to strengthen the community and support those who need it most.

Our activities are made possible with long-term support from the local business community, and corporations including Comcast, ComEd, Target, Walgreens, and more.

Stay in School Picnic

Since 1995, this event has provided underprivileged inner-city youth with food, school supplies, and gift certificates to help them throughout the school year.

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Back to School Parade

This annual community parade celebrates the start of the new school year. Local celebrities, including the mayor and television news personalities, have served as Grand Marshall.

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Senior Support

Our programs promote a healthy lifestyle and provide outlets for social engagement. We have established volunteer opportunities for young people with seniors that encourage valuable intergenerational relationships.

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Establish the Millenium Scholarship Fund

This fund provides scholarships to college-bound students who demonstrate need. To date, over $50,000 in scholarships have been awarded. Click here to donate to the fund.

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Meet the Team

Chicago Neighbors United is led by unpaid volunteers who are dedicated to giving back to the community.

Darlena Burnett Founder & President

Diamond Moreno Secretary

Yves Huges VP, Technology

Rachel IvyTreasurer

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We Have Funded 120,00+ Charity
Projects Around The World.

Charitable giving as a religious act or duty is referred to as alms. The name
stems from the most obvious expression of the virtue of charity, giving the recipients of it the means they need to survive.

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