Helping children who live in under-resourced neighborhoods have abundant life.
By The Hand is a Christ-centered, after-school program that takes kids by the hand and walks with them from kindergarten through college, loving and nurturing them—mind, body and soul.
By The Hand began in 2001 with 16 children from Cabrini-Green. Since then, we have witnessed transformation within the lives of our kids—and within our organization. Thanks to the countless people who started with one step, one gift, one prayer, one student, we now serve more than more than 1,700 kids from Cabrini-Green, Altgeld-Murray, Austin and Englewood, with property in North Austin to begin serving there.
Praise God! While our budget has increased annually, we’ve finished with a fully funded operating budget for 23 consecutive years—ever since we were founded.
With people like you believing in the power of hope, our kids are graduating from high school and enrolling in college as healthy, educated and hopeful young adults.
We are thankful for every strategic partnership and corporate sponsor that joins the effort, making it possible for our kids to believe in the power of their futures.
With locations strategically located throughout Chicago’s most dangerous and under-resourced neighborhoods, By The Hand is serving kids where the need is greatest.
Together, we can make it possible for our students across Chicago to experience abundant life.
By The Hand currently serves more than 1,700 children, but many more are in need of intervention. And the window of time we have to reach them is narrow. But you can help a child have abundant life—right now. Make a gift - and fuel the power of transformation.WAYS TO GIVE
Looking for a cause to support—individually, or as a group? You can start a fundraiser by hosting an event, creating a challenge, or pledging your birthday. There are many ways to raise funds for By The Hand and each helps a child have abundant, eternal life.GET STARTED
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When you participate in the power of supporting students, you fill a special need. You are the one feeding the children, teaching them about the Lord, and helping them succeed in school and in life. There are many opportunities to get involved—perhaps in a neighborhood near you.VOLUNTEER
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