Who are we?

 
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Project HOOD, a 501 c(3) organization, was established in 2012. Our mission is to empower people with the guidance, information and tools necessary to become peacemakers, problem solvers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in their communities. After sleeping on the roof of an abandoned motel for 94 days to bring attention to gun violence on the south side of Chicago, the "Rooftop Pastor" Corey Brooks started Project HOOD with the vision of "ending violence and building communities, one neighborhood at a time." 

Project HOOD’s programming is designed to equip youth, adults, and families with the resources, skills, tools and experiences that are needed to be successful, healthy, and upwardly mobile members of society.  We seek to empower, not enable.  We seek to equip, not excuse.  We seek to inform, not ignore.  Project HOOD’s goal is to be at the forefront of innovation and transformation on the South Side of Chicago and specifically within the Englewood and Woodlawn communities.

 

Our Vision

Ending violence and building communities, one neighborhood at a time

Our Mission

To empower people with the guidance, information and tools necessary to become peacemakers, problem solvers, leaders, and entrepreneurs in their communities.

Our Leadership

Chief Executive Officer, Corey Brooks, is a visionary leader with a mission to eradicate violence and to transform the lives of children, adults, and families on the South Side of Chicago.  His vision and passion for change has catapulted Project HOOD into a game changer for the Woodlawn and Englewood communities, and for the City of Chicago.