OUR VISION

Helping children who live in under-resourced neighborhoods have abundant life.

OUR MISSION

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.

Our History

FINANCIALS

Praise God! While our budget has increased annually, we’ve finished with a fully funded operating budget for 20 consecutive years—ever since we were founded.

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IMPACT

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.

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PARTNERS

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.

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OUR LEADERSHIP

Learn about our leadership team, including our founder and board of directors.

Board of Directors

Our Stories

Featuring our kids’ testimonies about how love can change a child’s life—and the lives of our volunteers and staff.

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OUR LOCATIONS

With locations strategically located throughout Chicago’s most dangerous and under-resourced neighborhoods, By The Hand is serving kids where the need is greatest.

Altgeld-Murray

13015 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60827

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Austin

415 N Laramie Ave
Chicago, IL 60644

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Cabrini-Green

1000 N Sedgwick St
Chicago, IL 60610

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Englewood

P.O. Box 10043
Chicago, IL 60610

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Moving Everest/Austin

416 N Laramie Ave
Chicago, IL 60644

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iCity Enrichment Center

312 W Walton St
Chicago, IL 60610

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Transforming Lives

Together, we can make it possible for our students across Chicago to experience abundant life.

MAKE
A GIFT.

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

START A
FUNDRAISER.

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.

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VOLUNTEER YOUR TALENTS.

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

CONNECT
WITH US.

Whether you’re giving, fundraising, volunteering, or praying, it’s good to know you’re making a difference that will last for generations. Connect with us through social media or subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed about how you can use your unique power of one to fuel a bright future.

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