CHICAGO (WLS) -- Project H.O.O.D. is working to mentor residents of Woodlawn and Englewood to end the cycle of poverty, violence and incarceration. The organization runs many programs to build a stronger community.
"We believe in giving individuals an opportunity to change the trajectory of their lives," said Pastor Corey Brooks, Founder & CEO.
One of the group's programs is a construction program. People there learn job skills. Dominic Forrest went through the program and now he has a job installing solar panels.
"When I didn't have much direction, they took me in and gave me an opportunity to learn a lot of good things and skills," said Forrest.
Pastor Corey Brooks has been camping out for months to raise money for a Leadership & Economic Opportunity Center. Now, Project H.O.O.D. is set to break ground on October 29th.