July 4, 2010: Chicagoing Cares--YMCA/Mujeres

July 6, 2010 9:11:47 AM PDT
In this edition of "Chicagoing Cares" we looked at two organizations that have unique perspectives handling community needs in the 21st Century.

Mujeres Latinas en Acción empowers Latinas through providing services which reflect their values and culture and being an advocate on the issues that make a difference in their lives. Mujeres was selected as National Council of La Raza Affiliate of the Year. To learn more visit www.mujereslatinasenaccion.org.

Also, with current pressures on the State for school funding, coupled with tensions in the city surrounding summertime violence, we learned that the Chicago YMCA has launched its Safe Kids Campaign to provide our critically needed Community Schools Summer Camp program. This program serves nearly 1,000 youth, ages 5-12, in eight communities where violence runs most rampant and where safe alternatives are scarce.

To get more information visit www.ymcachicago.org/safekids.