I Care for Peace 5k Walk

What are you walking for on October 2nd?

Why not join the I Care Movement and walk for Peace?

I Care for Peace 5k Walk

The “Do You Care?” campaign was started by 5 interns who worked for the Safety Net Works of Auburn Gresham Youth Council.

The purpose of the “I Care For Peace 5k Walk” is to bring people from all across the city of Chicago together in an effort to raise money to help reduce the high levels of violence in our city.   All of the proceeds from this walk will go towards violence prevention programming for youth.  Specifically, a portion of the proceeds from this walk will go towards creating a Southside Youth Resource Center that is open 24 hours a day for at risk youth.  This resource center will serve youth throughout the city of Chicago, providing them with immediate counseling, gang prevention and intervention services, and other necessary resources.

Did You Know?

  • From January to November 2009, 344 people were murdered in Chicago with guns, which accounted for 82% of the total homicides for the city.
  • From January to November 2009, 213 children and young people ages 0-25 were murdered in Chicago, the majority by guns.
  • Over 210 CPS students, were shot during the 2009 to 2010 academic school year.

Register for the 5k walk.

Join the I Care Movement.

Become a Peacemaker.

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About urbancongress

The Congress on Urban Ministry is a biennial conference that explores faith, social justice, and urban ministry as we seek a spirituality and a way of life that actively creates peace. Students, pastors, and community organizers engaged in and passionate about peace, social justice, and transformational urban ministry who attend often find this event to be the single most inclusive gathering of resources for ministry in the city and beyond. View all posts by urbancongress

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