ABC7's Heart & Soul

December 15, 2012 7:24:14 PM PST
In this episode of Heart and Soul, hosts Hosea Sanders, Leah Hope and contributing reporters Cheryl Burton and Charles Thomas take a look at a few people and organizations making a difference in the African American community.

Video - Heart & Soul - Originally aired Dec. 15, 2012

A & D Property Services - This company works with young men looking to turn their lives around. This program started by the South Shore Chamber recruits young people who hang out on the streets and offers them on the job training and in some cases an actual job to help them better themselves and hopefully reduce the crime rate.
Mark Buford 773.933.7840

Curbside Automotive Mentoring Group teaches young men how to restore old cars while transforming their own lives. This program fully funded by the owners provides food and a place of refuge for men and women who are looking to get out of the gang life and lead productive lives in society.

Curbside Automotive Mentoring Group
Alex Levesque, Owner

Halleemah Nash - a young woman from Compton, CA who is now making a difference in Chicago. The first in her family to attend college she has successfully gone on to start her own consulting company here that connects athletes and celebrities to community organizations. She's worked with Chicago Bulls' Players, Chicago Bears' Players and other high profile celebrities. In her spare time, she also mentors young women who see her as an inspiration.

Halleemah Nash
312 833 4613 (p)

Hidden Treasure Music Academy - a company founded by Jeremy Holmes, an upcoming artist/music producer. The program goes into schools across Chicago and the suburbs and teaches students how to express themselves through music. Elementary and High School students who participate in his workshop talk about the issues affecting them and then write about it in the music they create.

Jeremy Holmes

UChicago Promise ? is a program sponsored by the University of Chicago that recruits qualified students in the city of Chicago whose families earn less than $90,000. The program essentially gives students grants instead of loans to pay for their tuition and guarantees they will graduate loan-free from college. Heart & Soul profiles a student who says this program is a dream come true. The University of Chicago
5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60637

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