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About CLF

Young men pressured to join gangs launch a music production studio and successfully recruit those who had tried to recruit them. A school where racial tension and bullying interfered with classroom learning now has a Kindness Club and the school principal reports "kindness is everywhere in the building." Adults open bank accounts after kids create and circulate brochures with side-by-side comparisons of check cashing services versus bank services. 
 

SUPPORTED BY CLF, YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS CHICAGO ARE BECOMING LEADERS IN THEIR COMMUNITIES

 

Our research-driven curriculum and teacher supports help schools to empower their students to succeed in high school, to explore college and career opportunities, and to engage in their communities as civic leaders.