The Chicago Tribune recently published an editorial piece title “Sizing Up Illinois” that mentions By The Hand.
“People may come for a job, but they stay because they feel rooted in a community, connected to a greater cause. Utah leads the nation in volunteerism, and Illinois ranks a stingier 31st, according to the federal Corporation for National & Community Service. But that just means there’s opportunity for citizens to do more. Mentoring programs abound. Many children need help. We’ve often written about the most successful programs, including By The Hand Club For Kids, an impressive after-school academic program and haven for inner-city children. Illinois could rank first in the nation in this category, if more people devoted time to helping struggling students or neighbors.”